Punitive measures against Russia: US bans Putin confidants

Status: 08/03/2022 08:08 am

US imposes new economic sanctions on Russians alleged to be girlfriends of President Putin. Alina Kabaeva’s entry permit has been suspended. Other Putin confidants were also admitted.

Following Britain and the European Union, the United States has imposed sanctions on an alleged associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The US Treasury Department said it has added former gymnast Alina Kabaeva to its sanctions list. Your access has been suspended. There are also prohibitions against their possession.

The 39-year-old – once a member of the Russian State Duma – has a “close relationship with Putin” and is the current boss of the Kremlin-friendly media empire, the National Media Group. The EU also finds him to be in “close contact” with Putin. The European Union and Great Britain had already imposed sanctions in May on the former Olympic champion, who was rumored to be in a relationship with Putin.

Prohibitions against oligarchies

The US Treasury Department has announced sanctions against several Russian individuals, companies and organizations. Among them are billionaire Andrey Kurev, chairman of fertilizer company PosAgro, and his son.

Guriev owns the Whittenhurst Estate in England – the second largest estate in London after Buckingham Palace, according to the US Treasury Department. He is also the owner of the over 80 meter long luxury yacht “Alpha Nero” which has now been blacklisted by the US Treasury Department.

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Western countries have imposed severe economic sanctions on Russia in condemnation of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. They also targeted oligarchs close to Putin. In April, the United States granted permission to Putin’s adult daughters, Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova and Maria Vladimirovna Vorontsova.

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