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Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats

5 ways to punish Putin

March 13, 2018 11:00 PM
By Tom Brake
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Putin is attempting to be the puppet master of the world, it is time we cut his strings.

The UK must build a coalition of the willing, able to put an end to Putin's murderous adventurism, and show murder condoned or directed comes at a very heavy price.

Putin is a bully who will not be put back in his box by entreaties from the Leader of the Opposition to have a chinwag over beer and sandwiches.

The government must now send a strong message to the Kremlin by:

  1. Boycotting the World Cup in Russia and finding an alternative venue.
  2. Seizing the UK-based assets of those implicated in this attack, and previous attacks through the creation of a UK Magnitsky Act
  3. Introducing travel bans for top Russian officials
  4. Suspending arms sales to Russia
  5. Ensuring that the forthcoming register of beneficial ownership trusts is publicly accessible.