Russian oligarchs offer to pay for rebuilding Ukraine in exchange for the West lifting sanctions

Russian oligarchs are ready to pay for lifting the sanctions against them. They offer to send these funds to Ukraine, said Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland during a meeting with colleagues from the G7 countries, reports the German newspaper Handelsblatt.

Freeland said that the sanctioned Russian oligarchs call her on their own initiative. They complain that Putin’s war has affected their lives. According to the Canadian official, the Russian rich do not approve of the Kremlin’s policy, but, fearing reprisals from the Putin regime, do not show discontent.

Russian oligarchs have offered a deal. They will donate a significant part of their fortunes to the reconstruction of Ukraine in exchange for lifting personal restrictions against them. The names of businessmen and specific amounts of contributions have not been provided. Negotiations with Russian entrepreneurs are still at an early stage, the newspaper says.

“Such a deal could provide certain advantages for all parties. Kyiv receives billions, the West avoids the debate about expropriation, and Russian oligarchs get their luxurious lives back,” the newspaper writes, describing this idea as “as interesting as it is explosive.”

It was reported earlier, that dissatisfaction with Russian President Vladimir Putin is growing among the Russian elites. The Kremlin leadership hopes for the departure of the Russian president “in the foreseeable future” but believes that this is possible only if his health deteriorates futher.


  1. “Such a deal could provide certain advantages for all parties. Kyiv receives billions, the West avoids the debate about expropriation, and Russian oligarchs get their luxurious lives back,”

    I have a suggestion to these bastards. Remove Putler, remove all Russians from Ukraine, pre 2014. Pay massive reparations to all civilians, murdered, raped or robbed by the vermin, then we can talk about rebuilding Ukraine.

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  2. Rebuilding is just a part of the overall settlement. Zel’s advisors reckon that rebuilding alone is around the $500 billion mark. Infrastructure costs would come on top. That will rise considerably of course. On top of that is the compensation for human suffering. Each family should receive a minimum of $150,000 per person lost. On top of that is a cash injection to get the economy moving; another $250 billion. Another $250 billion to rebuild all branches of the armed forces, plus security apparatus.
    The cost will be a minimum of $1.5 trillion. The oligarchs could pay that money right now into an escrow account to get the ball rolling.

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    • None of this explains how these oligarchs will stop the war. If Putler wants to destroy Ukraine and all Ukrainians, this will be just an empty gesture.

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      • It has been known since last year that putler intended and still intends to turn Ukraine into a slave colony, run by invaders and collaborators. Dissidents will be treated just like the old days: genocide for some, Siberia concentration camps for others. The business model can be seen in Mariupol. With Kherson to follow.
        Will they achieve this? I think it is quite possible, without a truly colossal increase in military support from the allies.
        They can’t even agree between them to break putler’s blockade, let alone liberate the occupied territories.

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        • Shares in Russian companies, foreign companies, Swiss accounts, offshore accounts, plus properties. Front men are childhood friends, family members, siloviki and cronies. Virtually all the key oligarchs function as custodians of putler’s money.
          Bill Browder reckons he’s got $200bn stashed.

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  3. “They complain that Putin’s war has affected their lives.”

    Then get rid of the evil common denominator of everyone’s misery. It doesn’t matter how, as long as it’s painful and deadly.

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