Since President Putin’s “special military operation” in Ukraine began, Russia has been hit by sanctions at an unprecedented speed – and at an unprecedented pace.
The EU, US, UK, Japan and Canada amongst others have all imposed strict controls or even total bans on Russian imports and exports, as well as targeting individuals they see as supporting the current conflict.
But will these sanctions work to bring peace to Ukraine? What impact are they really having on the Russian economy? And what about the wider ripple effect on the rest of the world?
In this episode of #TheAgenda, Stephen Cole speaks to Sanctions lawyer, Adam Smith to find out whether sanctions ever really work.
He also gets a view on the current state of the Russian economy from Sergey Aleksashenko, a Former Deputy Governor of Russia’s Central Bank and former Deputy Finance Minister for the Russian Federation, and speaks to Lorenzo Codogno, Former Chief Economist at the Italian Treasury about whether the current sanctions imposed on Russia may in fact end up causing real economic problems across the rest of Europe.
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