What we don’t talk about when we talk about using sanctions to end the war in Ukraine

Thea Hilhorst*, Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann

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Abstract

The sanctions package against Russia is expanding every day as the main strategy to end the invasion of Ukraine. While it is inevitable that ordinary Russians will suffer from these sanctions (as will people in the countries applying these sanctions), we must do everything in our ability to protect all civilians affected by this war, including people in Russia, from the impact of sanctions. This is not an easy task at all. On one hand, the sanctions might bring suffering to people in Russia (primarily for the most vulnerable ones), but on the other hand, they might lead to the end of the war, and, thereby, save many lives and reduce the extreme suffering of millions in Ukraine.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBLISS: The ISS Blog on Global Development and Social Justice
Media of outputBlog
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2022

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