Britain imposes a package of sanctions targeting people close to Putin

Britain imposes a package of sanctions targeting people close to Putin
Britain imposes a package of sanctions targeting people close to Putin

Britain continues to impose sanctions on Russia, and recently imposed sanctions on 12 people close to the Russian president, under the pretext of supporting his lifestyle.

  • British Foreign Office: We are exposing and targeting the hidden network that supports Putin’s luxury lifestyle

Britain imposed a new package of sanctions on Friday, targeting figures close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing them of “financing his luxurious lifestyle”, in response to the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

Among the 12 people targeted for sanctions are his ex-wife Lyudmila Ocheretnaya and former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabaeva, whom the British government cited in a statement “allegations of having a close personal relationship with Putin”.

Other targets include Igor Putin and Roman Putin, who are cousins ​​of the Russian president, as well as Alexander Plekhov, a “close friend of Putin” who owns Vitel Development Corp.

Britain has been part of an international spearhead to impose sanctions on Russia, including asset freezes, travel bans and other economic sanctions, since Putin ordered the launch of the military operation on February 24.

“In reality, Putin relies on his network, his family and his childhood friends, and on selected elites who have benefited from his power and in return support his way of life,” the British Foreign Office said in a statement.

“We are exposing and targeting the hidden network that underpins Putin’s luxurious lifestyle and tighten the noose around his inner circle,” British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in a statement.

Yesterday, Friday, during a meeting with her counterparts in the Group of Seven countries in Germany, Trass called for “more weapons to be delivered to Ukraine to confront Russia,” calling for “the imposition of new sanctions on Moscow.”

“We have identified tens of billions of assets linked to people close to Putin,” a British official told reporters on condition of anonymity, adding: “The UK has now targeted almost all individuals and entities assessed as being closest to Putin.”

A few days ago, President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinisto and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed a statement confirming the delivery of lethal weapons to Ukraine.

On May 9, Britain imposed a package of sanctions on Russia and Belarus, targeting goods worth 1.7 billion pounds, to raise the total value of products subject to import and export sanctions to more than 4 billion pounds. This was preceded by a broad package of sanctions on Russia’s essential services, such as accounting, consulting, and public relations.

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