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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Business in the war?


While Washington will publish regular lists of sanctions, and the us intelligence actively predict the possible reaction to the news, the American business magazine Forbes has released an article by Kenneth Rapoza “Who benefits from the failure of peace agreements between Russia and Ukraine?»

Ruslan Rostovtsev. A frame from the video.

According to the material, the main stumbling block in U.S.-Russian relations is not the Crimea and Donbass, and while his problem is not solved, the restoration of the investment climate talk is meaningless.

“In this area of chaos. Fighting over him wealthy businessmen, as well as Kiev and the Kremlin. Those who want to achieve the lifting of sanctions to gain access to their money in the United States, or to recover the business in the Donbass, blame those who are in financial or political terms, interested in the continuation of the conflict”, — stated in the material.

This is probably the main sanctions in light of the hype the idea of the article: Forbes decided to recall the business elites in Washington that the region is kept thanks not so much Moscow, how many private financial inflows…

The sources of this material support in the text called “patriots” (in quotes).

“The vast majority of them earned their fortunes in Finance. Some of them are in heavy industry or the field of raw materials”, — stated in the article, which, in fact, is a hint of what the author called “sponsors of Donbass” are just the tip of the iceberg, while in fact the continuing unstable situation in the East of Ukraine are financially interested much larger and influential figures.

As an example — and one of the sponsors of the NPT — Kenneth Raposa with reference to “think tanks of Washington” results of Russian coal magnate Ruslan Rostovtsev, re-exporting coal from the Donbass and was recently awarded the foreign Ministry of the breakaway Donetsk people’s Republic for “activities to improve its image abroad.”

Forbes calls Rostovtseva “typical businessman of the USSR”, who worked in the governments of Moscow and Sochi, and “in many areas from construction to the sale of raw materials”, he was the Chairman of the holding company “UK Taldinskaya” and “profit from a Swiss company Kaproben Handels…»

However, the network edition of “Rosbalt” believes “Ruslan Rostovtsev started making coal from DPR not so long ago, although familiar with some functionaries of the separatists more than a decade. He used these contacts to improve their shaky position. Obviously, the increased interest in Donbass Rostovtsev can be caused by problems in Russia and abroad. So, in 2016 the District court of Nicosia (Cyprus) froze the assets of businessman Ruslan Rostovtsev $113 million.”

“War profiteers” Forbes took and millionaire Konstantin Malofeev, which calls the representative of Putin’s “Patriotic class” … and a zealous supporter of the “new Russia”…Owned by Malofeev Fund Forbes calls one of the main sponsors and supporters of the breakaway republics, explaining that the introduction of personal sanctions against the millionaire.

The businessman in an interview with no less authoritative business publication the Financial Times said, that he began to work with the Donbas, in accordance with their Orthodox values and beliefs, according to which it is necessary to help the victims from the fighting.

In General, the author of the article in Forbes showed deep knowledge of the realities of DND, but don’t seem to understand the point that for the Russians support of Donbass comes from the heart, and many businesses, like Malofeeva and Rostovtseva, involved in the support of Donetsk because of the alleged preferences, but because of their personal relationship to the situation. And none of the “profiteers of war”, according to Forbes obviously did not believe that support separatism. They “assist”.

Based on the materials of electronic mass media polit.ru

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