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They're literally saying that it's ok to simply steal from Russian citizens merely because they are Russian.

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They're literally saying that it's ok to simply steal from Russian citizens merely because they are Russian

Boo hoo.

Send a letter to your congressman.

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Canada is seeking novel powers to seize and sell off Russian oligarchs' assets to compensate Ukraine for war damages, while announcing Wednesday sanctions against 203 people in the breakaway Donbas region.

If the sell off is assets from those 203 people on whom sanctions have been imposed, that's one thing.

Bob FosseToday  08:13 am JST

Boo hoo.

Send a letter to your congressman.

Wrong country.

There are no congressmen in Canada's legislature.

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Seizure is fine. Using the investment income to help Ukraine is fine.

Did I miss the trial and guilty verdict? There's a need for due process in the civilized world before anything seized gets to be kept as punishment. Otherwise, it is just like a socialist country "nationalizing" whatever they see and want to take. I expect that from Russia, China, Venezuela, NK, Myanmar, not Canada.

Canada is better than that, I hope.

sanctions don’t seem to be working.

Work initially and over the longer period. I don't see how Russia can sell aircraft or computers and much of the brain-power for software (over 70K developers) have left Russia already. I'd say that sanctions are working, on some level.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/04/01/russia-plays-tug-of-war-as-its-talented-it-workers-head-for-the-door-a77160 - 70K works have left

https://www.npr.org/2022/03/13/1086219973/sanctions-may-ground-russias-planes-but-the-firms-that-own-them-cant-get-them-ba No spare parts and no technical support for aircraft in Russia

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/02/25/ukraine-russia-chips-sanctions-tsmc/ no chips to Russia for computing or networking.

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Viviane - If you have the right skillset, Russia may be hiring (see theFu's links above)

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Bob FosseToday  08:13 am JST

Boo hoo.

Send a letter to your congressman.

Wrong country. 

There are no congressmen in Canada's legislature.

None in Russia either. That was the joke you missed.

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Rich Russians used to move all their wealth outside of Russia.

Now they'll have to move it back in.

This type of theft from private citizens only stains Canada's reputation as a country with laws and rights.

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I don’t weep for billionaires.

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Rich Russians used to move all their wealth outside of Russia.

Now they'll have to move it back in.

A little bit too late.

I don’t weep for billionaires.

Not so much weeping in Russia about oligarch assets, but all the same - it's very strange manner of behaving.

Looks like Robin Hood stepped onto the political stage.

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