Our Message To The Top CEOs That Are Still Doing Business In Russia
NEW YORK (RichTVX.com) — The images of innocent victims slaughtered in Ukraine, and even of poor animals are just bloody spots on the global TV screens. They are the ones who need to disappear into the dark night, according to the Kremlin propaganda, so that their lies will always remain hidden underneath the mud. Russian soldiers are killing and raping civilians in Ukraine. Therefore, our message to all CEOs of the leading top companies across the world who are still doing business in Russia: Don’t tell us you’re suffering from a guilty conscience? It’s too silly. Where do you think you would be if you would harbour a conscience? Unlucky at business, eh? But the tragic thing is that you still want to make money in Russia. Do you have a guilty conscience? As long as you’re still doing business in Russia, you’re no different than those Russian murderers and rapists in the Ukraine. We don’t usually give a damn about your business dealings in Russia but maybe you are now cooped up in this Russian ship, what happened when you first came aboard? So tell us please, what are these crazy Russian minds doing over there in Ukraine? Of course, Mr. Superego CEO! Why in the world would you feel guilty? What’s the colour of your Russian money? Do you think it’s green? Nothing of sort—you know very well that it’s red!
Yale School of Management´s List of Shame
The Yale School of Management keeps a list of companies with a significant presence in Russia. CLICK HERE to find out more about the ‘List of Shame‘. U.S. citizens in Ukraine: follow @USEmbassyKyiv and @TravelGov on Twitter, and complete this form https://cacms.state.gov/s/crisis-intake to be able to communicate with you. U.S. citizens seeking to depart Ukraine can call 1-833-741-2777 (in the U.S.) or 1-606-260-4379 (from overseas).
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, marking a steep escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War, which began in 2014 following the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity. The invasion has caused Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II, with more than 5.3 million Ukrainians leaving the country and a quarter of the population displaced. At the start of the war in 2014, Russia annexed Crimea, and Russian-backed separatists seized part of the south-eastern Donbas region of Ukraine, sparking a regional war there. In 2021, Russia began a large military build-up along its border with Ukraine, amassing up to 190,000 troops along with their equipment. In a broadcast shortly before the invasion, Russian president Vladimir Putin espoused irredentist views, questioned Ukraine’s right to statehood, and falsely accused Ukraine of being governed by neo-Nazis who persecute the ethnic Russian minority. Putin also said the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) constitutes a threat to Russia’s national security by expanding eastward since the early 2000s, which NATO disputed. Russia demanded NATO cease expansion and bar Ukraine from ever joining the alliance permanently. The United States and others accused Russia of planning to attack or invade Ukraine, which Russian officials repeatedly denied as late as 23 February 2022. On 21 February 2022, Russia recognised the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic, two self-proclaimed statelets in Donbas controlled by pro-Russian separatists. The following day, the Federation Council of Russia authorised the use of military force abroad, and Russian troops overtly entered both territories. The invasion began on the morning of 24 February, when Putin announced a “special military operation” to “demilitarise and denazify” Ukraine. Minutes later, missiles and airstrikes hit across Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv, shortly followed by a large ground invasion from multiple directions. In response, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy enacted martial law and general mobilisation of all male Ukrainian citizens for between the ages of 18 and 60, who were banned from leaving the country. At the start of the invasion on 24 February, the northern front was launched out of Belarus and targeting Kyiv with a northeastern front launched at the city of Kharkiv; the southeastern front was conducted as two separate spearhead fronts including a southern front (originating in Crimea) and a separate probative southeastern front (launched at the cities of Luhansk and Donbas). On 8 April, the Russian ministry had announced that all its troops and divisions deployed in southeastern Ukraine would be united under General Alexander Dvornikov, who was placed in charge of combined military operations, including the redeployed probative fronts originally assigned to the northern front and the north-eastern front which were subsequently withdrawn and reassigned to the second phase to the southeastern front. By 17 April, progress on the southeastern front appeared to be impeded by residual troops continuing to hold-out in abandoned factories in Mariupol. On 19 April, Russia launched a renewed invasion front referred to as an “eastern assault” across a 300-mile front extending from Kharkiv to Donetsk and Luhansk, with simultaneous missile attacks again directed at Kyiv in the north and Lviv in western Ukraine. The invasion has been widely condemned internationally as an act of aggression. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution which demanded a full withdrawal of Russian forces. The International Court of Justice ordered Russia to suspend military operations and the Council of Europe expelled Russia. Many countries imposed new sanctions, which have affected the economies of Russia and the world, and provided humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine. Protests occurred around the world; those in Russia have been met with mass arrests and increased media censorship, including banning the use of the words “war” and “invasion”. Numerous companies withdrew their products and services from Russia and Belarus, and Russian state-funded media were banned from broadcasting and removed from online platforms. The International Criminal Court opened an investigation into war crimes that occurred in Ukraine since the 2013–2014 Revolution of Dignity through to war crimes in the 2022 invasion.