Britain adds Putin’s daughters to sanctions list

Published : 08 Apr 2022 09:25 PM | Updated : 08 Apr 2022 09:25 PM

Britain imposed sanctions on Vladi­mir Pu­tin's dau­ghters, following the same move by the US and tightening the squeeze on the Russian president following the invasion of Ukraine.

Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova and Maria Vladimirovna Vorontsova will be subject to travel bans and asset freezes, the Foreign Office said in an emailed statement on Friday 

(April 8).

The same restrictions were also imposed on Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's daughter, Yekaterina Sergeyevna Vinokurova. Lavrov, Putin and Lavrov's step-daughter, Polina Kovaleva, were already sanctioned.

Britain said Western sanctions had frozen about 275 billion pounds (S$489 billion) of foreign 

currency reserves, or 60 per cent of Russia's total.

Russia is heading for its deepest recession in more than three decades, with gross domestic output expected to fall this year by 8.5 per cent to 15 per cent, according to the statement.