The UN Security Council has proposed a travel ban and a global freeze of the assets belonging to six Libyans accused of people smuggling. However, this has been thwarted by the Russian delegation, who have asked to see the intelligence on these human traffickers. This stand-off will damage the recent progress made in reducing the war economy’s dependence on criminal activity. Another senseless division between Russia and the West.
On Wednesday, I will be speaking about the origins of the current tension between Russia and the West at Hart’s Book Shop in Saffron Walden. The talk will trace the changes in UK policy since President Putin came to power and explain why Russia mistrusts the other permanent members of the UN Security Council.
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