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News - March 4, 2022

Bay Area legislators back sanctions on Russia after Ukraine invasion

Eshoo, Swalwell, Berman and Mullin support sanctions targeting Russian elites, financial institutions

by Gennady Sheyner

With the Russian Federation launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Rep. Anna Eshoo and state legislators from across the Bay Area denounced this week Russian President Vladimir Putin and backed the new package of sanctions that the United States government and its allies have announced against Russia.

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Posted by Bob Wenzlau
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 25, 2022 at 5:39 pm

Bob Wenzlau is a registered user.

Neighbors Abroad, Palo Alto's Sister City program, has launched a campaign in collaboration with a partner organization based out of our Sister City Heidelberg, Germany. Working with 'kleine herzen', a European nonprofit already caring for poor, neglected and orphaned children from Ukraine, we will accept and transfer donations to them. Any donation will be transmitted promptly as they mobilize for support.

I anticipate other options will emerge, but as President of Neighbors Abroad, I was amazed watching our European committee engage and build this support vehicle. Please learn more and donate as you may chose at the link below.

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Posted by TimR
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 1, 2022 at 8:20 am

TimR is a registered user.

This doesn't go far enough, and the US must stop all oil and gas imports from Russia. I understand why global sanctions against Russian oil aren't possible right now, but surely the US can stop buying from people bent on destroying freedom and democracy. Yes, this would mean summer road trips to beautiful national parks, etc, may end up costing a lot more. But if Ukrainians can fight and die for the West's freedom, the world's largest oil and gas producer can do without Russian imports.


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