OREANDA-NEWS. The US decision to free some of the oil from its strategic reserves does not pose a threat to Russia, but for Washington it is a shot in both feet. This opinion was expressed by political analyst Alexei Martynov in an interview with 5-tv.

“Well, they will collapse prices, lose their own reserves. Indeed, in order for there to be a serious effect on the market, they must sell off all reserves. How will they live in the coming winter? " - the expert asked.

He recalled that, unlike the United States, Russia produces enough oil and gas to support itself, so even if the United States manages to collapse prices for "black gold", Moscow is not in danger.

According to Martynov, if earlier many of Russia's macroeconomic indicators were tied to oil prices, in recent years this dependence on world energy prices has been purposefully reduced several times.

At the same time, it is impossible for the United States itself to survive the coming winter without energy resources, the political scientist recalled.

“If they do it, they will not even shoot themselves in the leg, but in two legs at once,” the specialist noted.

But why, then, does Washington condemn itself and its American citizens to struggle with hardships? Martynov suggests that in pursuit of world leadership, the US authorities are ready to take extreme measures.

He drew attention to the fact that, in a manic striving for superiority, the United States does not present itself in the world arena in the best way.

“Paranoid schizophrenia at the whole state level. On the one hand, they see themselves as this dominant and set themselves the goal of regaining this status, and on the other, they behave like ordinary stock speculators, ”the political scientist concluded.