JRL NEWSWATCH: “‘Chaotic’ sanctions against Russia have failed, says Navalny’ Putin critic claims they miss target and US and UK avoid tackling dirty money” – Financial Times/ Max Seddon

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“… Navalny said western sanctions against Moscow missed the target and were not working, and that the U.S. and UK had no real interest in tackling ‘dirty money.’ … Navalny labelled existing economic curbs ‘chaotic’ and ‘incomprehensible’ and said attempts to rein in Russia should refocus to target properly the powerful oligarchs with close links to … Putin. … argu[ing] that the UK campaign against Russian money following the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal … ran aground because of powerful lobbyists and lawyers. ‘The FBI and the UK government know all too well who the specific people are who need to be sanctioned to make it painful,’ for the Kremlin, he said …”

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