CNBC quotes Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Ian Brzezinski on the plan announced by Ukraine’s new finance minister, Natalie Jaresko, to increase taxes on the wealthy:

Ian Brzezinski, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and principal at the Brzezinski Group, said it will take a lot more than the IMF and West can provide to improve Ukraine’s financial reality. 

“Even with billions of dollars of assistance, it will be difficult for Ukraine to leverage the potential of these loans grants while enduring an invasion and the political subterfuge and economic pressure imposed upon it by Russia,” Brzezinski told CNBC. 

“At best this assistance will be a tourniquet that will help Ukraine survive this onslaught.”

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