US President Joe Biden's words about “Putin's tax” on food and fuel allegedly paid by the Americans is a flimsy attempt to blame others for their own failures. Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Representative of Russia to the UN, stated this on Twitter.
Earlier, Biden, speaking after the publication of inflation figures in May, which turned out to be the highest in more than 40 years, said that the United States “has never seen anything like this Putin's tax immediately on food and gasoline».
“President [Vladimir] Putin seems to rule the US too, as he can impose taxes on food and gasoline. The unconvincing and futile attempt by the President of the United States to shift the blame and evade his duties, — written by Polyansky.
Since the beginning of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, the rise in consumer prices and energy prices has been observed all over the world. This is due to sanctions pressure on Russia, which supplied world markets with a large amount of oil, gas, fertilizers, grains and other commodities.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said earlier that inflation in the country will remain high, although the agency hopes for its decline. Slowing down prices should be Washington's number one priority, she said. Yellen also said that she and the head of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell were mistaken in calling such inflation “transitional”. countries. Western countries have made economic policy mistakes for years and imposed “illegitimate sanctions,” the president said. Such actions, according to him, led to problems in the economy: “To a wave of global inflation, to the destruction of the usual logistics and production chains, to a sharp increase in poverty and food shortages.”
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