The United Kingdom (UK) has imposed sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s daughters as part of a new package of measures targeting Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.
The UK government included Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonova in its updated list of individuals facing asset freezes and travel bans.
The UK has also added the daughter of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to its list of targeted individuals.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said: “Our unprecedented package of sanctions is hitting the elite and their families, while degrading the Russian economy on a scale Russia hasn’t seen since the fall of the Soviet Union.
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“Together, we are tightening the ratchet on Russia’s war machine, cutting off Putin’s sources of cash.”
According to two officials who spoke to the Associate Press on condition of anonymity, the European Union (EU) is also set to follow suit as it ramps up sanctions against Vladimir Putin following its invasion of Ukraine on February 24.