Make Russia pay NOW!

Timothy Ash

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The West must change legislation to allow frozen Russian CBR assets to be used to fund Ukraine and war reparations.

This needs to be done NOW. 

No excuses.

No one thought CBR assets could be frozen – it was done;

No one thought Russia could be thrown out of investment indices – it was done;

No one thought Russia could be forced into default – it was done;

No one thought Russian banks could be kicked out of SWIFT – it was done. 

It’s ridiculous to argue it cannot be done because this would undermine property rights in the West. 

Let’s not forget Russia has stolen:

* Ukrainian land – Crimea, Donbas, Zaporizhiya, Kherson;

* Plundered Ukrainian homes of washing machines, TVs, everything that moves;

* Grain, metals out of the port of Mariupol;

* Agricultural farm machinery.

* And most grevious of all hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens, including children, are being stolen in effect and forcibly transported to Russia. This is Stalinist style. 

Meanwhile, Russia has killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of innocent Ukrainians and caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage.

Why should Ukrainian or Western tax payers pay for damage caused by Russia?

And maybe if Russia understood it was going to pick up the bill for its destruction, losing some/all of the $300bn in frozen CBR assets it would be less willing to destruct Ukraine.

Make Russia pay NOW!

2 comments

  1. “The West must change legislation to allow frozen Russian CBR assets to be used to fund Ukraine and war reparations.”

    This is a must! This is only right! This is a just thing to do. This is a very important thing to do. It must be done ASAP by all free nations … unless there is another way to make mafia land pay reparations in full to Ukraine. Which I seriously doubt…

    • And there should be standing penalties for Russia until they do pay everything whether it is a year or 200 years. Starting with memberships to PACE, G7, Olympics, FIFA, UNSC, etc. Nothing until it is paid.

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