Western sanctions on Russia in the wake of the invasion were meant to hobble the Russian economy and to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin and his cronies. Formally, “the sanctions have more to do with the flow of products, capital, and information going into Russia and not as much on things leaving Russia,” noted Jackson Wood, Director of Industry Strategy, Global Trade Intelligence, at Descartes, a provider of trade, logistics, and supply-chain information services. Read more.