Foreign media review: “Bad news for America” ​​and the advantage of the Su-57 over the F-22

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“Bad News for America”

Nearly eight months later, the Ukrainian crisis has gone on autopilot, writes ex-employee US State Department, national security expert Hugh De Santis in his article for The National Interest. In his opinion, we are talking about “a deadly battle of attrition, from which neither side can retreat.”

Defeat from the state whose independence the power Russia considered a sham would be “intolerably humiliating,” notes De Santis. USA and their European allies are indirectly participating in the battle and oblivious to the danger of a larger and more destructive conflict that will damage their national interests as well as global stability.

Thanks to the influx of Western weapons to the president Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky manages to maintain the morale of the Ukrainians, while any attempt to compromise is likely to face serious public resistance. In the long run, continued arms shipments to Ukraine are “bad news” for the US, depleting Western stockpiles of weapons, posing risks for other contingencies – a conflict with Iran or the defense of Taiwan.

Hillary Clinton sues Trump

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton petitioned a federal judge to impose sanctions on her electoral rival, a former head of state Donald Trump and his lawyers for filing an allegedly unfounded lawsuit against her. About it informs Bloomberg.

A lawsuit filed by Trump’s lawyers in 2016 accused Clinton of conspiring to influence the election. Now she wants to recover $1.06 million from the Trump team in legal fees and expenses incurred by Clinton, her campaign and several other defendants. The politician called Trump’s lawsuit a “political stunt.”

“Inflation in Europe hits records”

In October 2022, inflation in the Eurozone hit a record 10.7 percent per annum, writes Polish portal Interia with reference to preliminary data from Eurostat. Analysts had expected a slightly smaller rise in prices – by 10.3 percent.

According to Eurostat, prices rose the most in Estonia (by 22.4 percent), Lithuania (22 percent) and Latvia (21.8 percent). The lowest inflation was recorded in France (7.1 percent), Spain (7.3 percent) and Malta (7.5 percent).

How the Su-57 leaves American counterparts out of work

Russian modernized new generation fighter Su-57M made its first flight on October 21, writes American Military Watch Magazine. The installation of Saturn-30 engines on the Su-57 will provide the fighter with “unsurpassed flight performance and the ability to cruise at speeds in excess of Mach 2, as well as reduce maintenance requirements and operating costs, which will increase the survivability of the aircraft.”

The Ukrainian crisis provides Russia with new opportunities to test the Su-57 in combat – opportunities not seen in the U.S. and China’s stealth fighter programs. This includes testing the Su-57’s sensors, using it to suppress air defenses and in air-to-air combat at “extreme distances”. Strike operations alone, which official sources have confirmed several times, make the Su-57 the only aircraft of its generation to perform such tasks, while its American counterpart, the F-22, is clearly devoid of any over-the-horizon combat capabilities. In addition, Russia is expected to invest heavily in turning the Su-57 into a “5++ generation” fighter with sixth generation technology.

Ukraine and the “big sanctions game”

Along with military and financial assistance to Ukraine, the main weapon EU and the US against Russia are economic sanctions, writes French portal Causeur. The climax of the “big sanctions game” is due to come in December, when sanctions come into force that prohibit the purchase of Russian oil.

Another measure is the introduction of a price ceiling for Russian oil. Russia has the right to refuse to sell oil at lower prices, but in theory, if the price cap is set above its marginal cost, Russia would have an incentive to continue pumping and selling fuel. Otherwise, one day the oil will have nowhere to go: oil storage capacities have limits. If Russia refuses to export oil, it will not only lose one of its sources of income, but will also be forced to close oil wells, which are difficult to resume. However, punishing the Russians by refusing to buy their oil is also self-punishment, a measure that would drive up oil prices to levels that European economies (not to mention others) are unable to support, the newspaper notes.

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