29 Mar 2022

The Fourcast Shorts: oligarch power and ‘dirty money’

Will targeting oligarchs stop Putin?

In Russia money means power.

And that’s why in this war, to punish Russia for invading Ukraine, the West’s main weapon isn’t its military but economic sanctions.

The war has shone a light on Oligarch wealth used to purchase super yachts, mega mansions and private jets.

But will targeting the rich really hurt Putin?

Today we speak to Channel 4 News’ Ryan Ramgobin about the origins and influence of these wealthy figures and ask whether these sanctions are really affecting their lavish lifestyles?

Sources: ABC News, France 24. Sky News


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