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Sherman A1

(38,958 posts)
2. I would like to see complete reparations
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 07:39 AM
Mar 2022

Included as well. The Russians need to return Crimea and pay for every dimes worth of damage they have done to this country.


(4,804 posts)
3. At this point a withdrawal is not enough
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 07:39 AM
Mar 2022

This will probably never be demanded, but Russia should be required to reparations for the damage it caused to Ukraine. And while they're at it, reimburse all the other countries for the cost of assisting Ukraine defend itself.


(13,203 posts)
4. Don't forget what happened to Germany after WW1. The allies wanted them to "pay" for every
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 07:47 AM
Mar 2022

bit of transgressions and it totally killed the German economy. A loaf of bread was worth a wheelbarrow full of deutchmarks.. The seeds of Nazi Germany sprang from this.
Sanctions yes but don't punish to the point of killing the country..
The Russian people got a taste of life in the west and I believe they want the "perks" back after putin is gone...YMMV


(3,276 posts)
9. That's all well and good-- but we may recall what Russian "assurances" have been worth in the past..
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 09:23 AM
Mar 2022

The recent past. As in 3 and a half weeks ago...


(53,155 posts)
10. Withdrawal from all Ukrainian territory, reparation fund for rebuilding devastated Ukrainian cities
Wed Mar 16, 2022, 09:38 AM
Mar 2022

And a UN verified demilitarized zone 50 KM from any Ukrainian border with Russia AND Belarus in turn for a Ukrainian agreement not to seek to join NATO. NO barriers to any Ukrainian application to join the EU (though the EU should not just admit them out of pity--the same standards should apply, and the Ukraine isn't there yet).

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