October 20, 2020

DAS VIDANIYA:

Why Russia -- and Putin -- might be worried about a Biden presidency (Holly Ellyatt, 10/20/20, CNBC)


At the very least, analysts expect that a victory for Biden would increase tensions between Washington and Moscow, and would raise the probability of new sanctions on Russia.

The country is already operating under international sanctions on some key sectors and Russian officials close to Putin, for actions including its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, interference in the U.S. election in 2016 and reported involvement in a nerve agent attack in the U.K. in 2018.


Andrius Tursa, central and eastern Europe advisor at Teneo Intelligence, said a win for Biden would improve transatlantic ties between the U.S. and Europe and would see "a renewed U.S. commitment to NATO" that would be welcomed by Europe.

However he also said such a result would mean "mostly downsides for Russia," citing a recent history of mutual distrust and acrimonious relations between the Kremlin and U.S. Democrats.

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