December 18, 2022, 12:48 pm – Public News Service – OSN
The Financial Times published an article, the authors of which reported on the attempts of the head of Sberbank and the chairman of the Central Bank German Gref and Elvira Nabiullina to dissuade Russian President Vladimir Putin from starting a special operation in Ukraine.
It is noted that Gref prepared a report on 39 pages, which listed the risks associated with the outbreak of hostilities. In particular, “catastrophic consequences” for Russia were mentioned.
According to journalists, the meeting took place in Novo-Ogaryovo in January 2022. Gref, Nabiullina and the technocrats present assumed that Putin was preparing to recognize the DNR and LNR and warned of possible massive sanctions that would hit the Russian economy hard.
During Gref’s report, the president interrupted him and asked about possible ways to avoid the impact of sanctions, but at that time there was no such plan.
“I’ve never seen [Грефа] like this. He was completely lost, in a state of complete shock, ”the article cites the words of a source who spoke about Gref’s emotions after the start of the special operation.
Earlier, the Public News Service wrote that the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov in Chinese called on “all sane people” to unite against NATO.