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Thu Jun 2, 2022, 09:59 AM

US sanctions more Russian elites, targeting yachts and aircraft

Source: CNN

The White House on Thursday announced the latest round of sanctions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, targeting Russian government officials and elites close to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a slew of new financial and diplomatic sanctions.
The sanctions, issued by the Treasury and State Departments, take aim at the luxury assets of several prominent Russian elites -- including several yachts and aircraft belonging to Putin's associates -- and "luxury asset management and service companies" working to evade US sanctions, according to a White House statement. The Commerce Department also issued new sanctions restricting Russia's ability to secure military technologies.
The sanctions target several prominent Russian elites and government officials, including Russian businessman God Nisanov, whom Secretary of State Antony Blinken calls "one of the richest men in Europe and a close associate of several Russian officials" and Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Maria Zakharova.



Thursday's sanctions also take aim at a "close friend" of Putin, Sergei Pavlovich Roldugin, who, according to Treasury, is "the godfather to one of Putin's daughters," as well as Roldugin's wife, Elena Yuryevna Mirtova. Roldugin is the artistic director of the St. Petersburg Music House and Mirtova is a soprano opera singer.
The administration also sanctioned a series of other yachts and aircraft belonging to Putin associates.
Five additional Russian government officials were placed on the Department of Treasury's sanctions list, including Yury Slyusar, the president of a Russian state-owned aircraft company, Vitaly Savelyev, the Minister of Transport, Maxim Reshentnikov, the Minister of Economic Development, Irek Envarovich Faizullin, the Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities, and Dmitriy Yuryevich Grigorenko, the deputy prime minister.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/02/politics/us-sanctions-russia/index.html




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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2022, 10:14 AM

1. Everything helps, but don't stop here.

Sanctions are not changing Putinís mind because he is deranged by power. Itís past time to fully cut every Russian bank and financial institution off the global banking system. Theyíll limp along with Chinese help, but that would hurt the oligarchs around Putin more as well as the major industries that rely on global banking to collect payments from gas and other exports.

Maximum sanctions might have an impact on those around Putin who see the damage to the Russian economy. We can hope that they eventually take action to remove Putin, either dead or alive but preferably dead.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Thu Jun 2, 2022, 10:34 AM

2. not just planes and boats , why not their properties overseas as well.?

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 2, 2022, 10:48 AM

3. I think they have in the UK. It should be publicly stated that the proceeds from those properties..

will go toward rebuilding Ukraine.

Those people have probably already figured out how to get the properties back by having someone buy them at a ridiculously low price and transferring them to the original oligarch. I would think most oligarchs have off-shore hiding places and can afford to pay them a premium.

At least the countries can grab as much as they can. It's going to take trillions to rebuild that country.

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