You thought deliberately conning the world’s best tennis player into coming to Australia only so we could imprison, expel and humiliate him was evidence that the Australian government means business? Well, they just stepped it up a notch:
Scott Morrison has banned Vladimir Putin from travelling to Australia following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Prime Minister took the rare step at midnight as Ukrainian troops fended off Russian forces in brutal firefights in Kyiv and other cities.
The Russian president joins only a handful of world leaders past and present to be locked out of the country, including Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Muammar Gaddafi of Libya and Bashar al-Assad of Syria.
Never go against the world’s central banking cartel. Ever.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, and Internal Affairs Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev were also slapped with financial sanctions and travel bans alongside their leader.
‘It is exceedingly rare to designate a head of state, and reflects the depth of our concerns,’ Mr Morrison said in a statement.
Reports indicate Putin was just dying to visit Victoria:
at Flinders St Station
When Shane Patton said they won’t hesitate to use force
I think this was his vision 😬😬😬 pic.twitter.com/zpdLDa5ttL
— Dee🌸 (@_Dee_1982) September 22, 2021
The Prime Minister also said he was still finalising which weapons he will send to help Ukraine after announcing lethal support on Sunday.
‘Australia will work with NATO and our other partners to provide lethal as well as non-lethal military equipment, medical supplies, and financial assistance to support the people of Ukraine,’ he said.
Australia will also contribute $US3million to NATO’s Trust Fund for Ukraine to buy the Ukrainians non-lethal military equipment and medical supplies.
‘Details of Australia’s contribution of lethal military equipment are being worked through with our partners and will be announced soon,’ Mr Morrison said.
Meanwhile, NSW will divest itself of Russian assets in its investment funds, in a protest against Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
At least $75 million of Russian assets acquired by the NSW Generations Fund will be sold.
So we’re arming Ukraine, financially supporting NATO to buy more arms for Ukraine, and giving the Russian government the Nationalist YouTube streamer and Canadian trucker treatment.
Better hope Putin loses. If not, a travel ban may not be enough to stop him paying a visit.