The following, if you’re doing it, keep at it and make it more universal, if you plan to do it, please do, and consider executing the rest too.
Don’t blame the Russian People that bled to rid Europe of Nazism.
Find ways to broadcast continuously to the Russian People that the Allies don’t hate them, only want to force Putin out and install real democracy.
Tell Russians that we feel terrible about their fear for and pain of losing their loved ones in the army. Promise them democracy and peace.
Also, support the Russian diaspora and especially Russians for democracy.
Boycotts and Bans
Exclude Russia from the international SWIFT banking system, Judo, all international sporting events, including the upcoming Champions League final, the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, the volleyball, shooting and hockey world championships and their commercial sponsorships, the Eurovision competition participation and voting, and the Council of Europe.
Don’t make exceptions for the rich or the poor (The value of the Ruble has already collapsed, so the hunger pensions evaporate anyway). The bans should be only temporary blockages until democracy comes to Russia. Do make exceptions only for the opposition and journalists critical of Putin.
To avoid more sanctions, Russia must revoke its threat to initiate nuclear war, and allow inspectors to check the safety of the nuclear waste at Chernobyl, and of Ukraine’s 15 operational nuclear energy plants.
Europe must stop buying Russian gas. The Dutch will hate that. Russia has threatened to double the gas price, panicking the Dutch. But there should be no price hike—there should be no more business. Although the Dutch stand with their back against the cold wall. An Israel gas pipeline still needs to be laid. But there is no other moral option for now. No more blood gas!
Some penalties should be considered for national nationalistic politicians and organizations that support Putin (Trump in the US, Baudet in the Netherlands). Maybe, to get a universal airplane ban for ten years.
The same boycotts must be installed on any country or organization that backs and bails out Putin, like the Chinese, Belarus, and Syrian dictators have promised and others might do too. This is crucial for success.
Support the International Court of Justice in The Hague to get their hands on any claim of war crimes or crimes against humanity in Ukraine. Though, claims of genocide from both sides must be condemned by everyone. Even victims can’t cheapen the Holocaust to gain just sympathy for themselves.
Call for an urgent extraordinary meeting of the Plenary General Assembly of the United Nations to vote to condemn this Russian aggression. (I wrote this before it was announced.) That will also show Russia’s accomplices.
Consider a targeted assassination of Putin. It would save a lot of lives.
Guarantee the Ukrainian People that the Allies will liberate their country, force democracy on Russia, and put Putin and all war criminals on trial.
Give more voice to Ukrainians around the world, ex-pats and refugees.
Call upon the Ukraine government to put down all arms and let the Allies defeat Russia, not risk one more Ukrainian life. There is no way the Allies would walk away from this because their populations are with you.
It’s always easier to attack than defend, initially. But, the Allies should have no trouble overpowering and putting away Putin and his regime.
Beware of a false, chauvinist, imperialist, racist bias like: non-Westerners are backward and primitive. Putin is shrewd and fully in the 21rst century.
NB: Bullies are overpowered. Sweet-talking is perceived as weakness.
After Russian Putin and dictatorship are gone, not all is solved. Russia must pay Ukraine for all damage caused. There is no way around it.
Your swift success will liberate Ukraine and Russia but also be a decisive warning sign for all imperialist States regarding international ambitions.
Totalitarianism won if it managed to divide the Free World. Unity is crucial!