Newsletters / The only mechanism to influence Putin’s regime are personal sanctions

Four of Putin’s leading opponents in the West – Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kara-Murza, and Bill Browder discussed the use of personal sanctions against key sponsors of Putin’s regime for their persecution of Alexey Navalny and anti-Kremlin activists. Their press conference took place on January 23, day of mass protests across Russia against Navalny’s arrest.

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“A dictatorship has finally been established in Russia. Any hint of decorum has been cast aside. This is taking place against the background of Putin’s people are investing huge sums of money in the West to ensure the life of luxury for themselves and their families. This money goes not only to buy luxuries but to finance political corruption, threats and even murders. The only mechanism the West can use to influence the regime are personal sanctions that target specific people and can curb the influence of Putin, his friends and the regime’s sponsors.”


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