Ns News Online Desk: Mikhail Friedman, one of Russia’s richest men (oligarch in Russia), says sanctions will not stop Vladimir Putin from continuing his invasion of Ukraine. He warned that the West was failing to understand how power works in Moscow.
Mikhail Friedman, owner of Alpha Bank, told Bloomberg News that trying to force Russian oligarchs to put pressure on Putin was an unrealistic goal. “If the people in charge of the European Union think that in the context of the sanctions, I can contact Mr Putin and ask him to stop fighting and that will work, then we are in big trouble,” Friedman said. “It simply came to our notice then.
And it is dangerous for the future. ‘ Friedman, who has been banned by the United Kingdom and the European Union, said there was no way anyone close to Putin could discuss ending the war with him. Mikhail Friedman said, “The power gap between Putin and anyone else is like the distance between Earth and space. Saying anything to Putin against the war would be like committing suicide. ‘ Source: BBC