- At present, the sanctions hit Putin’s monetary community, together with ex-wife and cousins, hardening the vice on the president and his internal circle.
- Putin’s official belongings are modest, together with his life-style financed by a cabal of household, pals and elites.
- The UK has now sanctioned over 1,000 people and 100 entities, together with oligarchs value £117bn.
International Secretary Liz Truss introduced immediately (Friday Might 13) new sanctions in opposition to the ‘pockets’ of Putin’s household and pals, whom he rewards with state positions and wealth in change for his or her timeless loyalty.
Official information checklist modest belongings for President Putin, together with: a small condo in St. Petersburg, two Soviet-era vehicles from the Fifties, a trailer, and a small storage.
In actuality, Putin depends on his community of household, childhood pals, and choose elite who’ve benefited from his rule, and in flip help his life-style. His reward is affect over the affairs of the Russian state that goes far past his formal positions.
At present’s sanctions will have an effect on this clique that owes Putin its wealth and energy and can in flip help Putin and his warfare machine.
Chancellor Liz Truss stated: