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The Sanctions Will Succeed | Standard Logistics

The Sanctions Will Succeed | Standard Logistics
Putin’s Mob. Keep tuned.

You possibly can’t get Russian Vodka in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, and British Columbia, Canada (CTV Information). Putin gained’t discover.

Russians are protesting the invasion of Ukraine, throughout Russia, by the hundreds (NY Occasions). Putin gained’t care. There could also be too many to place in jail – and anyway, they already are contained in the gulag, they’re already in jail, a jail referred to as the Russian Federation.

Nonetheless,

European soccer’s governing physique voted on Friday 2/25/22 to maneuver this season’s Champions League closing, the showcase recreation on the continent’s sporting calendar, to Paris as punishment for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (NY Occasions). Putin gained’t prefer it, however he can host his personal soccer showcase and pump medicine into the arms of the staff he needs to win – similar to within the Olympics.

The sport, on Could 28, had been scheduled to be performed in St. Petersburg, in a stadium constructed for 2018 World Cup and financed by the Russian vitality large Gazprom, a significant sponsor of the governing physique, UEFA. It can happen as a substitute on the Stade de France, within the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. It is going to be the primary time France has hosted the ultimate since 2006.

This will likely trouble Putin and his cronies. But it surely is not going to harm them.

Then again,

First Germany stopped Nordstream 2 (Reuters).

Then Colorado’s pension fund introduced that it’s going to divest hundreds of thousands from a Russian financial institution, and Gov. Jared Polis says state will discover additional divestment alternatives (Denver Submit).

Equally, Denmark’s AkademikerPension to divest Russian Investments. The pension fund additionally will exclude Russian investments from its portfolio going ahead (Non-public Fairness Information).

And Canada’s Caisse de Depot is promoting its Russian holdings (click on Pensions & Investments On-line).

This may harm them!

In the meantime, Russia’s richest 22 billionaires have misplaced $39 billion in someday after the invasion of Ukraine (click on right here).

(Who’re the Oligarchs? Begin right here on CNBC.)

So regardless of Trump (N Y Occasions, right here), Pompeo (Kansas Metropolis Star, right here), and Carlson (described in The Guardian, Vainness Honest, and mocked on varied late night time information /comedy reveals) praising Putin, he and the oligarchs might should cease bankrolling Trump, the GOP, and White Supremacists.

Earlier than Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, ex-Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who can be Senator (or King) praised Putin and criticized Biden in Ukraine disaster (Kansas Metropolis Star). Pompeo has lauded the Russian strongman over the previous month as a “proficient,” “savvy,” “succesful statesman,” providing his reward throughout a slew of interviews after his political motion committee spent $30,000 on enhancing his efficiency in media appearances. “He’s a really proficient statesman. He has plenty of presents,” Pompeo advised Fox Information in January. “He was a KGB agent, for goodness sakes. He is aware of learn how to use energy. We should always respect that.” Putin cherished it.

And Khazakstan, the previous Soviet Republic, has reportedly denied a request for its troops to affix Russian forces of their invasion of Ukraine (Kansas Metropolis Star). The previous Soviet republic additionally stated it isn’t recognizing the Russia-created breakaway republics, the Luhansk Individuals’s Republic and the Donetsk Individuals’s Republic, NBC Information reported Friday, citing officers. This may annoy Putin.

On Saturday, Feb 26, US, Canada, UK, and EU introduced that some Russian banks can be disconnected from the SWIFT, right here, and right here., SWIFT, Society for Worldwide Interbank Monetary Telecommunications, is the worldwide monetary messaging system primarily based in Brussels. A joint assertion on Saturday stated the transfer was meant to “be certain that this struggle is a strategic failure for Putin.” Putin’s $600 Billion struggle chest is ineffective if he can’t get to it. The fool ought to have stored it in Rubles in Russia, not reworked it into US {Dollars} or Euros and locked it up in Swiss Banks or actual property.

In the event that they get hit arduous sufficient they could develop they may need to do to Putin what Meyer Lanky and Fortunate Luciano or Bugsy’s girlfriend Virginia Hill’s brother allegedly did to Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (The Mob Museum).

The Sanctions Will Succeed | Standard Logistics

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