“Financial nuclear bomb” falling on Russia as a consequence of Putin’s aggression, ex-Russian central bank governor says

This is a kind of financial nuclear bomb that is falling on Russia… The war came and the money ran out — the money ran out sooner than the war ended.

— Sergei Aleksashenko, a former Russian deputy finance minister and deputy central bank governor, commenting on the massive financial cost of Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine.

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