Rockets with components from Germany are apparently hitting Ukraine.

How can that be?

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Relying on sanctions: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen


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When Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion, the West responded with harsh economic measures.

However, two years and 13 sanctions packages later, Russia continues to manage to circumvent the bans.

The war even brought economic growth to the Kremlin.

Are the West's financial weapons worn out?

What can be done against the Russian “circumvention industry”?

Sanctions expert Janis Kluge from the Science and Politics Foundation (SWP) answers this in this episode.

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