The Ukraine tragedy could mark a turning point in unmaking the infrastructure of offshore wealth that emboldens tyrants, fuels oppression and entrenches poverty
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As Vladimir Putin was preparing to send troops into Ukraine last month, the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, warned the UK “will open up the matryoshka dolls of Russian-owned companies and Russian-owned entities to find the ultimate beneficiaries within.”
Johnson’s reflex was spot on, albeit overdue. Anti-corruption advocates have been calling for such measures for years.