2022-06-02 17:07, Law 2022-06-02 17:41

2022-06-02 17:07

2022-06-02 17:41

The United States has imposed sanctions on Putin's foreign assets manager
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On Thursday, the US Treasury (Finance) Department announced imposing sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s close friend and cellist Sergey Rodgin, as well as yachts linked to Putin and the Russian oligarch. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova and four ministers imposed additional sanctions, and the ban on technology imports by Russian companies was extended.

As the ministry confirmed in the press release, Rodgin – Putin’s old friend and godfather of his daughter Maria – was the Russian leader’s foreign property manager. In cooperation with Rodogen, his wife, soprano Jelena Mertova, was punished.

The musician’s role as the main custodian of Putin’s property, located in tax havens, was revealed, among other things, on the occasion of the Panama Papers, the publication of statements from one the desk Rights in 2016. Rołdugin is already under sanctions from the European Union, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

In addition, restrictions were applied to two yachts: sailing under the flag of Graceful and the Russian Olympia registered in the Cayman Islands, which Putin visited several times, and taking cruises, among other things. With Alexander Lukashenka. The sanctions also included companies that operate and service yachts used by Putin and the oligarchs, as well as four additional yachts, two planes and a helicopter, to name a few, with WTB State Bank President Andrei Kostin.

The list of sanctions issued by the ministry – related to the freezing of US assets – included Minister of Transportation Vitaly Savelyev, Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov, Minister of Construction Eric Vagzulin, and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Grigorenko.

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In addition, the US State Department announced sanctions against five representatives of the Russian elite, including State Department spokeswoman Maria Zakharova and billionaire Alexei Mordashov.

In turn, the US Department of Commerce added 71 entities from Belarus and Russia to the “black list” of companies subject to import restrictions, including. technology.

From Washington, Oscar Gorzinsky (PAP)

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