Pussy Riot members call for sanctions against Russia

Pussy Riot in TallinnPussy Riot members Nadia Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina have called for economic sanctions against Russia in the wake of their country’s military action in the Ukraine.

Speaking at Tallinn Music Week in the Estonian capital, Alyokhina said: “Tomorrow we plan to be in Kiev in order to support Ukraine. Then we go to the European Parliament to call for sanctions against Russia. It must be understood that economic sanctions will hurt ordinary Russians, but maybe it has got to the point where Russians are too comfortable sat on the couch, and this will shake them and force them out onto the streets to express their opinions.”

Asked by NME how the rest of the world should react to Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine’s Crimea region, Tolokonnikova replied: “The problem with Putin is that it’s impossible to talk to him because he doesn’t seem to understand when he is told.”

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