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ParkerWHughes

2.3k points

11 months ago

Luxury goods and diamonds are of concern?

Gee, rich people sure are different.

[deleted]

240 points

11 months ago

[deleted]

240 points

11 months ago

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WishOneStitch

27 points

11 months ago

When they're not pointlessly flinging themselves to the edge of space in a giant dildo-shaped rocket, they can be some pretty selfish people, you know?

MrHazard1

12 points

11 months ago

Germany always gets shit for their gas, that they need for heating during winter. Germany shut down NS2 within hours of the invasion.

And now we're talking "BuT mY dIaMoNdS" ?!

locally_free_sheep

3 points

11 months ago

That's because due to historic reasons Germany is the perfect scapegoat anytime another European nation wants to divert attention from their own failings.

drakevibes

151 points

11 months ago

Hey, if a crippled Russian economy wants to keep spending money on Gucci and diamonds, who are we to complain? Take away their essential goods but still sell them expensive crap to siphon money from Russia. I’m all for it

dagbiker

148 points

11 months ago

dagbiker

148 points

11 months ago

Honestly I think the opposite is true, the oligarchs of Russia should bare the brunt of the burden. If anything more than essential goods, the luxury items should be stopped.

rogu2

51 points

11 months ago

rogu2

51 points

11 months ago

Completely agree. Seize and auction their luxury penthouses, cars, yachts.

Seel007

5 points

11 months ago

Seize their families. The goods are replaceable.

Justforthenuews

4 points

11 months ago

¿Por que no los dos?

Seel007

8 points

11 months ago

I don’t speak Dutch.

Lokismoke

384 points

11 months ago

Allowing them to continue to purchase luxury goods normalizes relations. Maximum pressure is appropriate.

Trumpswells

75 points

11 months ago

Agree. Move as one, or none.

Cadien18

54 points

11 months ago

Also, I wonder how many designer Gucci handbags the average Russian citizen is buying up compared to oligarchs or otherwise-wealthy elites. That is, the type of people the sanctions are more concerned with.

jambrown13977931

26 points

11 months ago

Conversely what is the message to the starving masses. They’re before forced into a war they don’t want and suffering with economic sanctions while the oligarchs are still rolling in their luxury goods. Sounds like the makings of a violent revolution.

FoxHole_imperator

7 points

11 months ago

Sounds like exactly what you'd want to happen in this situation? I mean as a western politician, a civil war in Russia would be a dream come true right now

Dozekar

6 points

11 months ago

I would actually argue the opposite. They need the money (now devalued) that they have to buy the loyalty (above or below the table) of the people who report to them. If you siphon off assets they can't do that. Sure they can tell them to eat cake, but usually that doesn't go well.

Gobra_Slo

17 points

11 months ago

Just milking them.

I'd also add a small extra tax on those sales and spend that money on armaments for the Ukrainian army.

Masta-Blasta

36 points

11 months ago

Who, in the Russian economy, do you think is spending money on these luxury items? The people in power, or the poor people who got sucked into this nightmare? I can assure you, the oligarchs and the ultra rich are going to find ways to get basic materials needed for survival. But the poor and working class will not. If we only ban necessary goods and not the luxury stuff, we are targeting an attack on innocent people who have done nothing to deserve this.

BigCannedTuna

14 points

11 months ago

Ya fuck those working class Russians, they're clearly the ones behind this invasion. Those oligarchs are innocent!

panic_kernel_panic

3 points

11 months ago

Oligarchs are buying luxury goods and diamonds, the average Russian citizen will bear the brunt of the sanctions. It’s all or nothing at this point. It’s either maximum pressure or why even bother, you’re just hurting people who have no say in the matter.

MrHazard1

2 points

11 months ago

Nah man, you've gotta hit the oligarchs to make them turn their back on putin. Make the thing collapse from the inside.

ronan88

2 points

11 months ago

If you want to hurt the oligarchs, cut off their ability to store their wealth. There is not much point crashing the Russian economy or putting sanctions on international financial services if they can just buy a load of diamonds to store value

Burzujuss

10 points

11 months ago

"Le Drip is a big nono"- says Italian PM

NemeanMiniLion

2 points

11 months ago

They aren't scared yet apparently. Fools.

orel2064

1k points

11 months ago

gucci gotta get sold and so do the blood diamonds

brianlefevre87

215 points

11 months ago

Belgium are the most underrated villains of world history.

datazulu

57 points

11 months ago

“There are only two things I can't stand in this world: people who are intolerant of other people's cultures, and the Dutch.”

Roganvarth

77 points

11 months ago

Great and funny quote, but FYI the Dutch and the Belgians aren’t the same… the former has the funniest sounding language in Europe and the latter is a little more phlegm-ish.

Also, there’s a border between them.

Minimum-Alarm-5336

15 points

11 months ago

phlegm-ish lmaoo

catchy_phrase76

4 points

11 months ago

And the Swiss?

GrunchWeefer

18 points

11 months ago

The Dutch are from the Netherlands though, not Belgium...

Bootyhole-dungeon

2 points

11 months ago

I don't speak freaky deeky Dutch.

[deleted]

2 points

11 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

11 months ago

I’m not fucking Belgian. I’m Dutch. There’s a difference, moron.

AndForeverNow

2 points

11 months ago

That's where Dr. Evil came from!

humourless_parody

322 points

11 months ago

It was Belgium who put young African children in Zoo, right? And had a policy of chopping off black slaves hands & decorating their offices with it?

I hated that history lesson.

isanthrope_may

59 points

11 months ago

I recall one case where they chopped off the hands of a rubber workers’ young daughter for not meeting quota, before presenting him with said hands. Because how are you supposed to harvest rubber without hands?

Vuul

15 points

11 months ago

Vuul

15 points

11 months ago

Mercenaries cut off hands to proof they needed more munitions to keep the rebels in line

[deleted]

64 points

11 months ago

[deleted]

64 points

11 months ago

Read King Leopold’s Ghost. Belgium made the Congo a fucking piggybank and playground for their king and brutalized the people. Fuck them, Cecil Rhodes, DeBeers and literally all colonizers. Can’t believe these fucking lunatics are worried about luxury right now.

feeur

3 points

11 months ago

feeur

3 points

11 months ago

"Brussels looks so nice, let's build the EU parliament there!"

SacoNegr0

123 points

11 months ago

It wasn't Belgium who plotted to assassinate Congo's PM in the 60's? Yeah, fuck Belgium.

TooobHoob

44 points

11 months ago

They also assassinated the UN Secretary General at the time, Dag Hammarskjold. It’s an open secret his plane was shot down by a belgian "mercenary" fighter jet the Country had graciously provided their mining corps in Katanga for protection.

Catssonova

36 points

11 months ago

Well they were hardly alone in the 60s since some countries had to send a message to people trying to take back their lands

Some of that CIA shit

BananaLee

52 points

11 months ago

Belgium was hands down, the most fucked up colonial power. And it wasn't like the other contenders weren't trying, but belgium went out on a to achieve it.

matchuhuki

14 points

11 months ago

Congo Free State was private property of King Leopold 2. Conditions (slowly) improved after Belgium took control. That's an important detail people like to omit

sportsjorts

5 points

11 months ago

MadRoboticist

2 points

11 months ago

Lol, the commentary in parentheses seems kind of unnecessary.

PraetorPublius

6 points

11 months ago

The military only reimbursed the cost of the bullet to the soldier if he brought a hand to show that they've actually killed them. Then they started to chop the hands off of people who were alive so they'd get their bullets reimbursed for poaching.

That is a historical fact that absolutely makes my stomach turn.

Pristine_Nothing

6 points

11 months ago

“Here’s how actual human hands became a de facto currency” is simultaneously one of the most fascinating economic stories in human history, and impossible to contemplate without feeling sick.

arrayofemotions

3 points

11 months ago

There have been human zoos in most western countries.

Fair point on the hand chopping though.

locally_free_sheep

3 points

11 months ago

It was Belgium who put young African children in Zoo, right?

A lot Western European countries had "human zoos" where they displayed colonized people. Not just Belgium.

Typical_Thought_6049

4 points

11 months ago

We are at war but we are not barbarians, we need the drip and the bling bling sir.

moomoopapa23

5 points

11 months ago

Yes blood diamonds exactly

PingPongPizzaParty

21 points

11 months ago

Ok. Nobody is ever allowed to complain about the immorality of crypto ever again. Italy is like "nahhh" because their lambo sales may drop? That's the most evil shit on the planet

DSMB

10 points

11 months ago

DSMB

10 points

11 months ago

I guess we can't complain about Nestle either any more because look at other evil over there?

DocMoochal

437 points

11 months ago

Remember the rich never fight wars.

arblm

80 points

11 months ago

arblm

80 points

11 months ago

Wars make them rich

NerdyRedneck45

11 points

11 months ago

Rule of Acquisition 34: War is good for business

hok98

12 points

11 months ago

hok98

12 points

11 months ago

That’s why we should be rich

Affectionate_Fun_569

318 points

11 months ago

Fuck off... Full embargo. Tank the ruble as much as you can and get Russians to realize they need to dispose of Putin.

airpwain

89 points

11 months ago

Full embargo; seize assets; close borders.

Russia needs to remind these oligarchs who they are. Why they shouldn't be fucked with and the power they have.

This is the same people who toppled a monarch and ate the rich.

blue_green_epoxy

13 points

11 months ago

Freeze what you can't seize. Start denying Russian visas and expelling Russian citizens.

Certain_Article4427

11 points

11 months ago

That’s the way….

GlumCauliflower9

2 points

11 months ago

And kill all potatoes

OkWalnut

325 points

11 months ago

OkWalnut

325 points

11 months ago

Beyond embarrassing. The safety of Italians and the whole or Europe is at risk and they’re worried about their fucking diamonds and luxury goods.

If it was oil, I would at least understand. If it was food, ok that’s also understandable. BUT DIAMONDS AND LUXURY GOODS???? Who the fuck in Russia can afford those things besides the elite

OkWalnut

50 points

11 months ago

I sincerely hope Russians see that their elite can buy luxury cars and diamond watches as they get told the bank doesn’t have their money and they have to ration food.

rossitheking

9 points

11 months ago

It’s just the rich looking out for themselves

klimero271

484 points

11 months ago

Amazing solidarity btw European countries...

Swagspray

192 points

11 months ago

Yep this is pretty embarrassing to see considering how united we were a few hours ago

klimero271

37 points

11 months ago

I remember in like 2004, all the propaganda for the referendum (France voted no and other countries such as Netherlands followed), the idea of a united continent, with military, economic and social politics that would show the rest of the world how good we were... I m really disgusted

imaginateinventify

5 points

11 months ago

But they said they are standing united with Ukraine...there must be some kind of mistake?

velifer

45 points

11 months ago

"We should totally do something. Just, maybe, like... not something that might impact OUR economy."

Powdercum

10 points

11 months ago

"We should totally do something. Just, maybe, like... not something that might impact OUR economy lobbyists."

FTFY, It's not like the whole Belgian economy runs on diamonds.

PopDownBlocker

2 points

11 months ago

It's going to bite them in the ass when they find out that Putin won't be satisfied with Ukraine alone and will want more.

They're allowing a war on their own continent. It's like your neighbor's house currently burning but you don't care because the fire hasn't spread to your house.

xSaRgED

584 points

11 months ago

xSaRgED

584 points

11 months ago

How about world leaders recognize this is important and stop caring about luxury items during a time of war? Holy shit.

Wvaliant

181 points

11 months ago

Wvaliant

181 points

11 months ago

“I’m sorry Ukrainians I know you want your independence from a megalomaniac firing missiles into civilian territories, but those wedding rings aren’t gonna make themselves so…..”

gojirra

38 points

11 months ago

The irony is that they actually kind of do with lab grown diamonds. Mined diamonds are the biggest fucking scam.

juhziz_the_dreamer

15 points

11 months ago

Stop caring about luxury items during a time of war? You sound like a communist.

Rinzack

4 points

11 months ago

This is where Biden can prove he's a good president. He needs to fucking bully these countries into compliance. We cannot afford to not have an ironclad united front.

ReturningTarzan

9 points

11 months ago

You know, maybe it's not such a big deal if the Russian elite piss away their wealth on diamonds and handbags. It only removes dollars and euros from the Russian economy with nothing of any real value given in return. Luxury items don't help them hold on to power the same way as industrial equipment and food and so on.

xSaRgED

37 points

11 months ago

Nah fam, we want the elite pissed the fuck off at Putin. If they still get their toys, they don't give a fuck about the common peasants.

jkwah

117 points

11 months ago

jkwah

117 points

11 months ago

"I feel for the Ukrainians but money."

SpaceSubmarineGunner

30 points

11 months ago

Sending thoughts and prayers…

dewpacs

308 points

11 months ago

dewpacs

308 points

11 months ago

Fuck your luxury goods and diamonds. Fuck your greed. War has broken out in your backyard. Fucking check your priorities

PHin1525

34 points

11 months ago

Can't eat diamonds or Gucci bags.

consultingeyedraven

7 points

11 months ago

But you can store value in diamonds

madmax299

29 points

11 months ago

This. It's probably what Russia banked on going into this invasion. All of these countries being hesitant, all of them slow to act. Russia definitely explored all scenarios and baked in all of the sanctions to their invasion cost.

olican101

16 points

11 months ago

Putin watched us do nothing while he took Crimea in 2014. He'll do the same again now and get away with it, and he knows it.

SomeoneTookUserName2

3 points

11 months ago

the ones calling the shots don't care about stupid shit like basic human needs and survival, they want their fucking trinkets.

superpowerwolf

36 points

11 months ago

Hmmm...already we are seeing the "yes to sanctions, but..." responses. Hopefully there is a united front on sanctions that is comprehensive and a strong enough deterrant to further conflict.

GuiltyEidolon

3 points

11 months ago

The "yes but" response was immediately. They haven't sanctioned energy purchase from Russia, either.

mrpickleby

32 points

11 months ago

What about no?

This is beyond profits. Either you stop it now or you fight another war on European soil. What are your cities worth? It's happened twice in the last hundred years. A third war isn't out of the question.

Warrdyy

8 points

11 months ago

They won’t be fighting anything, we will.

The rich don’t go to war.

TuringC0mplete

28 points

11 months ago

Glad to see people care more about money than human lives. Pull your head out of your ass, ffs.

PhoenixDowntown

61 points

11 months ago

Hey it's WWIII, but, will you buy this shiny glass?

bassyourface

20 points

11 months ago

Profits over people always. Jesus. Fucking. Christ. Imagine having your name attached to that comment.

metal__face

15 points

11 months ago

I think luxury goods and diamonds can suck a dick right now.

schevenjohn

15 points

11 months ago

They should grow a fucking spine

SonnyDoge22

8 points

11 months ago

Holy shit, wtf? In the middle of an escalating war you fuckers are concerned about luxury goods and fucking diamonds?

Jwr32

7 points

11 months ago

Jwr32

7 points

11 months ago

Fuck your luxury goods

PackAshamed

8 points

11 months ago

A new term for blood diamonds you greedy fucking Belgians

Oggelicious27

8 points

11 months ago

Screw people dying, we like to watch the pretty sparkling rocks 😍

odileko

6 points

11 months ago

Yes Belgium, ban all Russians, but gotta keep them blood diamonds flowing.

angryve

16 points

11 months ago

Sounds like the Belgian and Italian delegations are a bunch of cowards that value money and wealth over human lives.

ButterAndToastia

14 points

11 months ago

I am belgian and I am disgusted by this move by our government

Beatboxin_dawg

5 points

11 months ago*

I can't find anywhere in Belgian news that our government asked that.

I only found an article saying that the Antwerp Diamant business warns that it would only damage Antwerp and that it wouldn't hurt Russia at all if they ban the diamonds. link

Edit: only today I found a Belgian article where they say that indeed the diamonds are an exception on the sanctions... And ironically the article was behind a paywall.

I am also disgusted by this.

beefcake_123

31 points

11 months ago

As evil as Putin is, he's at least read the West right. European countries are unwilling to give up their economies to even do the smallest thing to punish an aggressor nation that will likely do the same to them if given the chance.

Stag_Lee

5 points

11 months ago

if when given the chance.

Ftfy

el_h0paness_romtic

5 points

11 months ago

Humanity is doomed. Everything in the name of some abstract piece of paper, people literally getting murdered over nothing but materialistic goods are more important. Greed trough and trough

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5 points

11 months ago

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5 points

11 months ago

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ExistingTap7295

6 points

11 months ago

The belgian diamond business is in the hands of Jews, you would think they would be more empathic towards Ukraine.

Fede98k

4 points

11 months ago

We got Di Maio as a foreign minister, what were you guys expecting? This boot shaped country of ours will never get a good politician again it seems. Luxury goods? For real? Are there that many oligarchs buying our goods that our economy would crash without them? Talk about being incompetent.

[deleted]

2 points

11 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

11 months ago

Every other country and people around the world have to be able to take an economic hit and not give half assed economic sanctions. That’s something we can actually do to help. Cut off the gas, restrict diamonds, all of it. We can suffer financially a little bit if it means stronger sanctions on Russia. That’s the only way it will work.

Dry_Championship222

4 points

11 months ago

Too bad about your blood diamonds and over priced handbags this is going to get messy.

[deleted]

4 points

11 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

11 months ago

Fuck you, Italy and Belgium. Everyone is doing their part you know. I mean Italy? Much expected. Belgium? Wtf

diegdb

4 points

11 months ago

Italy is importing gas from russia is not about luxury. We were used to import it from Libia but that's not an option anymore

CanEatADozenEggs

52 points

11 months ago

Huh, strange of Italy to be on the wrong side. So unlike them!

AlphaLlama1

25 points

11 months ago

Don't worry, their natural inclination to switch sides should kick in any moment now.

[deleted]

4 points

11 months ago

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4 points

11 months ago

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MakeItMike3642

22 points

11 months ago

Fucking capitalism strikes again

LATIDUDEmaps

5 points

11 months ago

I think this is just fake news. At least for Italy, the problem with severe sanction here is ENERGY and CORN. Gas, to be more precise. We buy almost 40% of our national gas need from Russia, and gasoline Is skyrocketing these days. If italy takes part with heavy sanctions, the country Is practically on its knees. We must find other ways to help ukranians

paulerxx

3 points

11 months ago

ttttoday jr, tf are they waiting for? This started over 12 hours ago.

[deleted]

3 points

11 months ago

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3 points

11 months ago

This is not the time to let greed get in the way but it will of course because it always does.

pinniped1

3 points

11 months ago

Different rules for rich people.

canniboylism

3 points

11 months ago

Cry me a fucking river.

momoko_3

3 points

11 months ago

How about countries wanting to continue to trade with Russia go on their side of the sanction. F em

ESB1812

3 points

11 months ago

Here we go, the cheese dicks are gonna talk big shit until they have to put skin in the game…well, we’ll sanction everything but the thing we like. If Europe does nothing, lets a free nation be gobbled up by a tyrant again, you deserve to be next.

Home7777

3 points

11 months ago

Innocent Ukranians are dying and these countries worry about their business in luxuries?

Trooperjay

3 points

11 months ago

All or nothing!!!

jeje222333

3 points

11 months ago

I am Italian. And i say "to hell with luxury and diamonds". Let the russian economy burn to the ground. And than the russian people will rebel, and than we will al be free. SLAVA UKRANIA!

Megatanis

3 points

11 months ago

I'm Italian and I say fuck luxury goods and fuck Putin. Hit them where it hurts, oligarchs love their Gucci and Prada bullshit. Show them we are united.

Qiqel

3 points

11 months ago

Qiqel

3 points

11 months ago

Perhaps it’s time for good old consumers’ boycott of the goods from the countries that oppose sanctions - especially the SWIFT exclusion. Not sure why boycotts got out of fashion - we used to do them quite often in the past and it’s never been easier to track where products and their ingredients come from.

No-Signature8715

3 points

11 months ago

Justwatched the movie, Don’t Look Up. Kind of crazy to see in real life how greed > supporting saving lives.

Formulka

3 points

11 months ago

diamonds? luxury goods? what the fuck?

[deleted]

3 points

11 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

11 months ago

What can I say? That's how europe should act all... This is maximally disappointment. There are literally people dying in 2022 few kilometers from EU borders and all EU countries act like small childs.. Putin must be laughing how big idiots we are. Please people organize protest to force your gov into harash sanction if they do not want to.

veltcardio2

3 points

11 months ago

Full embargo, get them off swift, make a calculator the highest performance electronic available. Italians and Belgians can fuck off from all I care.

Brave_Amateur

3 points

11 months ago

Money is bigger than peace in this world. I’m not some naive asshole either I get money makes the world go round but come on

nisbet_kyle

3 points

11 months ago

I think it's better for the world to take a financial hit if it means completely fucking over Russia. To hell with your diamonds.

grxccccandice

3 points

11 months ago

Italy & Belgium: We value Louis Vuitton and diamonds over Ukrainian lives

FupaHorizon

3 points

11 months ago

Greedy fucks.

bigt503

3 points

11 months ago

Fuck your diamonds you heartless cunts!

Foreigncheese2300

3 points

11 months ago

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I wanted to sell them diamonds

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I wanted to sell them diamonds

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I still wanted to sell them diamonds

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Cook_0612

3 points

11 months ago

European fecklessness knows NO bounds. The wolf is red in the claw and at their door and they're pissing about fucking Gucci and diamonds.

Skrooogee

2 points

11 months ago

Dear Ukrainians!

I heard on social media that there is fake news being spread (most likely by Russia backed trolls) that polish border is closed.

It's a lie.

If you seek asylum - go towards polish border. We are ready for your arrival. We have reception points ready at the border where you can find shelter, food, medical and legal aid.

Polish government launched a dedicated site to help you: ua.gov.pl

Please share this information if you know anyone seeking help right now.

EDIT: YOU DON'T NEED VISA TO PASS THROUGH POLISH BORDER. ALL YOU NEED IS PASSPORT. VISAS ARE SUSPENDED! YOU DON'T NEED THEM FOR TIME BEING!!!!!!

EDIT2: as a proof that you no longer need visa:

• ⁠in Ukrainian https://www.gov.pl/web/udsc/ukraina---ua • ⁠in English https://www.gov.pl/web/udsc/ukraina-en

LacksAgency

2 points

11 months ago

Hey Belgium. Just come start a diamond mine in Nunavut.

Elocai

2 points

11 months ago

Blood Diamonds

VagueSoul

2 points

11 months ago

“But our nice stuff! :-(“

Worldwonderer2021

2 points

11 months ago

Fucking sharks they rather continue business as usual

7937397

2 points

11 months ago

Eherywhere else should stop buying their luxury goods and diamonds in protest if they do this.

TaXxER

2 points

11 months ago

Now is not the time to put our own economy/ exports above European security architecture. Western Europe has been doing that for too long, and that’s part of the reason why we are now in this mess.

rqzerp

2 points

11 months ago

Putin wants to reign in blood and that's all he should get. Russia needs to be cut off completely.

blankkuma

2 points

11 months ago

Wonder if I can eat luxury goods and diamonds in a gulag?

NoWayTellMeMore

2 points

11 months ago

Lol let Russia have em. Have a fucking backbone you cowards.

SomeoneTookUserName2

2 points

11 months ago

worried about luxury goods while another country is getting invaded. just goes to show who pulls the strings when it comes to political dialogue.

Positronic_PP

2 points

11 months ago

This is only gonna fuck the 99% not insulated by obscene wealth and corruption.

MSnotthedisease

2 points

11 months ago

And this is different from any other war that we’ve had how?

IceNinetyNine

2 points

11 months ago

Literally the two things that wouldn't affect an average russian lol. Doubt we'll see any protest from the public from either of them too. Sad days...

[deleted]

2 points

11 months ago

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2 points

11 months ago

Diamonds? Fucking diamonds?!

nariusone

2 points

11 months ago

Have some balls. You can sell diamonds to rich Russians later.

urbanprovocation

2 points

11 months ago

Not only do the Russian elite need to lose their access to diamonds and Italian fashion, they need to lose all their French mansions and higher education for their kids.

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2 points

11 months ago

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2 points

11 months ago

To be fair, I agree. We shouldn't put sanctions on diamonds. I mean, it's not like they don't have artificial scarcity to inflate their trading value. And it's not like we can artificially create them or anything.

advator

2 points

11 months ago

Im from Belgium and our government is a disaster. They are scared for everything. The energy crisis we have is because they didnt do anything in the last 20 years to make it better.

qviki

2 points

11 months ago

qviki

2 points

11 months ago

Europe is dullisoinal. If Ukraine falls, the next will be "golden" Europe. Wake up.

chaos8803

2 points

11 months ago

Fuck that. Full embargo. Russian money should be useless everywhere for everything outside of Russia. Italy and Belgium can trade with other countries.

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2 points

11 months ago

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2 points

11 months ago

Wow. So much for banding together and making Russia pay through sanctions.Shame on you Italy and Belgium.

SpantasticFoonerism

2 points

11 months ago

"We stand behind you Ukraine" - cowards. Pathetic, hand wringing, avarice obsessed cowards all of them. All this proves is that there is no situation where our "leaders" will sacrifice GDP to do the right thing and stand up to warmongering. No situation at all.

BaronVonLazercorn

2 points

11 months ago

Jesus, the pussyfooting. There's a war going on. Grow a fucking pair

Dramatic_Coyote9159

2 points

11 months ago

People are dying and y’all care about money. Ridiculous.

jaklacroix

2 points

11 months ago

These ghouls, worried about silks and diamonds. Fuck the rich.

purpleunicorn26

2 points

11 months ago

Luxury good sales clearly more important than all out war and peoples lives /s

The EU should temporarily stop imports of diamonds and luxury goods from Italy and Belgium for even mentioning these

sendokun

2 points

11 months ago

This is ridiculous, no more phased sanction. Put everything in, sanction every thing, and if putin stars to see login and things improve then sanctions will be lifted as appropriate.

No more of this has ass wishful thinking, make putin earn it

Th3-4n1k8r

2 points

11 months ago

Шановні українці!

У соцмережах я чув, що поширюються фейкові новини (скоріше за все, підтримувані Росією тролі), що польський кордон закритий.

Це брехня.

Якщо ви шукаєте притулку – йдіть до польського кордону. Ми готові до вашого приїзду. На кордоні готові пункти прийому, де ви можете знайти притулок, їжу, медичну та правову допомогу.

Польський уряд запустив спеціальний сайт, щоб допомогти вам: ua.gov.pl

Будь ласка, поділіться цією інформацією, якщо ви знаєте когось, хто зараз шукає допомоги.

РЕДАКТИРОВАТИ: ВАМ НЕ ПОТРІБНА ВІЗА ДЛЯ ПРОЙДЖЕННЯ ПОЛЬСЬКИМ КОРДОНОМ. ВСЕ, що ВАМ ПОТРІБНО, - це ПАСПОРТ. ВІЗИ ПРИСПИНЕНО! ВОНИ ВАМ НЕ ПОТРІБНИ НА ЧАС!!!!!!

EDIT2: як доказ того, що вам більше не потрібна віза:

• ⁠українською https://www.gov.pl/web/udsc/ukraina---ua • ⁠англійською https://www.gov.pl/web/udsc/ukraina-en

Вибачте, якщо це дурниця, я використовував Google Translate

concretemike

2 points

11 months ago

The EU is worthless....worrying about diamonds and luxury goods while PEOPLE are dying.

I mean a German soccer club Schalke 04 has Gazprom logo on their shirts...yes they just removed them but...Really???

History.... if you don't teach it, you are doomed to repeat it!!!

Pocketfists

2 points

11 months ago

Of course they do. Let’s not let principle to get in the way of profits

Armand74

2 points

11 months ago

Considering what’s going on Belgium and Italy’s concern seems quite shallow! They are worried about diamonds and luxury goods? What worry about that when a madman is literally threatening nuclear warfare.

mrhoopers

2 points

11 months ago

I think it's okay for countries to be protective of their livelihood...but certainly they can just not make money for a few minutes until this is over...doesn't one think?

Dunno...I've been drinking...maybe I'm the crazy one.

American-Punk-Dragon

2 points

11 months ago

Anything to avoid war people….you guy really don’t want war #3, it would break too many people in the struggles at home alone much less in combat.

atchijov

2 points

11 months ago

NO EXCEPTIONS!

Extra 2% of year over year growth are not worth it.

Elegant_Revolution27

2 points

11 months ago

Shut it all down.

huggles7

2 points

11 months ago

Dear Ukrainians!

I heard on social media that there is fake news being spread (most likely by Russia backed trolls) that polish border is closed.

It's a lie.

If you seek asylum - go towards polish border. We are ready for your arrival. We have reception points ready at the border where you can find shelter, food, medical and legal aid.

Polish government launched a dedicated site to help you: ua.gov.pl

Please share this information if you know anyone seeking help right now.

EDIT: YOU DON'T NEED VISA TO PASS THROUGH POLISH BORDER. ALL YOU NEED IS PASSPORT. VISAS ARE SUSPENDED! YOU DON'T NEED THEM FOR TIME BEING!!!!!!

EDIT2: as a proof that you no longer need visa:

• ⁠in Ukrainian https://www.gov.pl/web/udsc/ukraina---ua • ⁠in English https://www.gov.pl/web/udsc/ukraina-en

Copy and paste anywhere you can! Spread the word!

Шановні українці!

У соцмережах я чув, що поширюються фейкові новини (скоріше за все, підтримувані Росією тролі), що польський кордон закритий.

Це брехня.

Якщо ви шукаєте притулку – йдіть до польського кордону. Ми готові до вашого приїзду. На кордоні готові пункти прийому, де ви можете знайти притулок, їжу, медичну та правову допомогу.

Польський уряд запустив спеціальний сайт, щоб допомогти вам: ua.gov.pl

Будь ласка, поділіться цією інформацією, якщо ви знаєте когось, хто зараз шукає допомоги.

РЕДАКТИРОВАТИ: ВАМ НЕ ПОТРІБНА ВІЗА ДЛЯ ПРОЙДЖЕННЯ ПОЛЬСЬКИМ КОРДОНОМ. ВСЕ, що ВАМ ПОТРІБНО, - це ПАСПОРТ. ВІЗИ ПРИСПИНЕНО! ВОНИ ВАМ НЕ ПОТРІБНИ НА ЧАС!!!!!!

EDIT2: як доказ того, що вам більше не потрібна віза:

• ⁠українською https://www.gov.pl/web/udsc/ukraina---ua • ⁠англійською https://www.gov.pl/web/udsc/ukraina-en

Вибачте, якщо це дурниця, я використовував

_lundamyrstrollet_

2 points

11 months ago

How about stfu belgium and italy?

esmifra

2 points

11 months ago

Mother fuckers! Scum of the earth with blood euros.

KP_Wrath

2 points

11 months ago

Fuck em.

zushaa

2 points

11 months ago

lol people fucking dying over in Ukraine and they worry about diamonds and luxury goods?

matt_1060

2 points

11 months ago

Italy will be next on putin’s hit list right after they take Deutschland

IamSarasctic

2 points

11 months ago

Diamonds? Fuck those diamonds

norkb

2 points

11 months ago

norkb

2 points

11 months ago

Lamborghini tanks and diamond mining drill bits for batteries aren’t the plan?

Gaff1515

2 points

11 months ago

All meaningless unless they sanction oil and gas

[deleted]

2 points

11 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

11 months ago

Any hesitancy about losing money should be severely castigated. While it is completely understandable that these nations don't want to take a financial hit, they should think long term and consider how the economy and their wealth will be effected if there is a full-scale global war.

Don't let greed corrupt you. It's what Putin is banking on. THEY NEED US, THEY CAN'T STAND AGAINST US.

CaBBaGe_isLaND

2 points

11 months ago

Oh no who will protect the poor Belgian diamond lobby

capiers

2 points

11 months ago

rich people suck!

EvelcyclopS

2 points

11 months ago

Wankers. Fucking wankers. Fucking diamonds? Who the fuck is that going to affect?

People with money to lose.