EU imposes sanctions on Putin’s daughters

BRUSSELS — The European Union has imposed sanctions on two adult daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of a new package of measures targeting Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, according to two EU officials.

The EU has included Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonova in its updated list of those subject to an assets freeze and travel ban. The two EU officials from different EU member countries spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the updated list of sanctions has not yet been released.

The move by the European bloc follows a similar decision taken two days earlier by the United States.

Following evidence of torture and killings from war zones outside kyiv, the EU decided to impose a fifth package of measures in retaliation for Russia’s war.

In addition to sanctions against individuals, the 27-nation bloc also approved an embargo on coal imports. These will be the first EU sanctions targeting Russia’s lucrative energy industry over its war in Ukraine and are estimated to be worth 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) a year, the EU said. EU Presidency. The EU has already started working on additional sanctions, including on oil imports.

Putin’s other sanctioned daughter, Katerina Tikhonova, is deputy director of the Mathematical Research Institute of Complex Systems at Moscow State University.

New York Post

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