The United Kingdom imposed sanctions on the two daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of diplomacy Sergei Lavrov on Friday, April 8. the invasion of Ukrainesaying that he has the “lavish lifestyle of the Kremlin’s inner circle†
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London is thus taking over from Washington and Brussels to target Katerina Tikhonova and Maria Vorontsova, daughters of Vladimir Putin with his ex-wife Lioudmila. They are now prohibited from entering British territory, where any assets will be frozen. Also targeted by Ekaterina Vinokourova, daughter of Sergei Lavrov, whose daughter of the alleged mistress, Polina Kovaleva, has already been sanctioned.
“Termination of Russian energy consumption”
The head of diplomacy Liz Truss stressed that the sanctions already in place in Russia would trigger an economic crisis unprecedented since the fall of the USSR and believed that it was necessary to introduce other sanctions. †Through the G7, we are working with our partners to end Russia’s energy consumption, thereby undermining Putin’s ability to fund his illegal and unwarranted invasion of Ukraine.‘ she assured in a press release.
London, which has announced its intention this year to end all purchases of Russian oil and coal and ultimately Russian gas, is urging Europeans to further reduce their dependence on Russian hydrocarbons. The subject is to be discussed Friday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, whom he will receive in Downing Street. According to the Kremlin website, Maria was born in 1985 before the family moved to Dresden, East Germany, where Vladimir Putin was sent as a KGB agent. His second daughter, Katerina, was born in this city the following year.
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Through a few rare comments over the years, Vladimir Putin revealed that his daughters received their higher education in Russia, speak several European languages and live in Russia. Aside from these few bits of information, the Kremlin has kept Vladimir Putin’s family life firmly out of the public sphere. According to some Russian media, Maria Vorontsova is an endocrinologist who works at a major medical research firm that focuses on cancer treatments and has ties to the Russian state. Russian media have also identified Katarina Tikhonova as a mathematician who heads a scientific and technological foundation affiliated with Russia’s main state university.
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