Putin ‘underestimated’ outrage from Ukraine invasion: Former Poland defense official
Former Minister of National Defense of Poland Radek Sikorski argues the ‘most urgent task’ is to prevent Putin from ‘winning’ Russia-Ukraine war.
After Russian President Vladimir Putin floated the idea of nationalizing companies that refuse to do business in Russia over the Ukraine invasion, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki suggested Thursday that such a move would further damage Russia economically.
"The rights of those investors and colleagues who are staying in Russia and are working in Russia, must be fully protected," Putin said Thursday, according to a report in RIA Novosti. "I am asking the government to keep this in mind. Those who are planning to close business – we must act decisively… As the head of the government proposed, we must introduce external control and to transfer these business to those who want to work."
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"We have seen reports that Russia may be considering seizing the assets of U.S. and international companies that have announced plans to suspend operations in Russia or to withdraw from the Russian market," Psaki noted in a string of tweets Thursday.