Leading Russian Banker Warns Of War Between US And Russia

PRESSTV – January 24, 2015: “Further financial sanctions by the United States against Russia would lead Moscow and Washington to the “brink of war,” the head of a leading Russian bank has warned. Ties between the US and Russia will be severed if Russian banks were excluded from the Swift banking system due to tougher sanctions, said Andrei Kostin, the chairman of Russian state-controlled VTB Bank. “Ambassadors can leave capitals. It means Russia and America might have no relationship after that,” Kostin said at the World Economic Forum on Friday. The Kremlin has described Washington’s foreign policy on Ukraine as “aggressive”, saying the policy “fails to meet present-day realities and demonstrates that the United States actually wants to dominate the world.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lashed out Wednesday at Obama’s speech, saying the comments showed the US had adopted a policy of confrontation towards Russia.” Link: Read Complete Article

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