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Western sanctions no worse than mosquito bites in Siberia

By The Siberian Times reporter
25 June 2014

The head of Russian railways says he can live with sanctions over Crimea.

Were you talking about us? Mosquitos wait for a prey at a house in Kolyma region. Picture: Leonid Aleksandrov

The president of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin compared Western sanctions with feelings he gets from mosquito bites in Siberia. 

'It feels approximately as having mosquitos in Siberia. Yes, it bothers but everyone lives with it. And the more mosquitos, the more fish,' he joked in Vienna when asked how sanctions - he was personally targeted - have impacted on him.

'It is unpleasant from a purely personal point of view', said Yakunin, who is the ultimate boss of the world famous Trans-Siberian railway.

'From the point of view of rational co-operation, my working contacts with European colleagues demonstrate that you can't fool people. They understand perfectly well what is bad and what is good.'

He also explained that sanctions bring 'no joy', adding: 'Russian Railways does not need this at all.'

Yet 'the policy of the Americans in Ukraine is much more unpleasant for us than these sanctions'.

Comments (2)

I didn't expect the senseless Sanctions would mean much, just a propaganda tool from some western leaders!
Horst Klaus, St. Catharines, Ontario - Canada
19/07/2014 03:38
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We could not agree more and is exactly as we ourselves have concluded.

My maternal and paternal family are all across Ukraine and Russia and we cannot understand the hatred that has been instigated amongst 'brothers' in this land. Of course we know who has caused as this and America has dug a grave for itself and they will have to face the consequences on the day of judgment.

Thank you for your article and is much appreciated. It truly breaks my heart as to what is happening.

God bless you all and keep you all safe with His wisdom to guide you all.
Valentyna, Perth, Scotland
29/06/2014 13:33
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