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Truss gets personal: Putin and Lavrov daughters directly targeted with fortunes 'cut off'

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The Foreign Office announced on Friday new sanctions from the UK against the daughters of Putin and his Foreign Minister Sergeĭ Lavrov. Katerina Vladimirovna Tikhonova and Maria Vladimirovna Vorontsova, the daughters of Putin, and Yekaterina Sergeyevna Vinokurova, daughter of Lavrov, will be subject to travel bans and asset freezes.

The sanctions from the UK against Katerina, Maria and Yekaterina were coordinated with the US.

On March 25, the UK sanctioned Polina Kovaleva, Sergeĭ Lavrov’s step-daughter.

Meanwhile, UK analysis shows more than £275 billion, or 60 percent of Russian foreign currency reserves, of Putin’s war chest has been frozen by co-ordinated UK and international sanctions in recent weeks.

Estimates for Russia’s GDP growth in 2022 range from -8.5 percent to -15 percent following the tidal wave of sanctions.

In a statement, Ms Truss, Foreign Secretary, 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.

“But we need to do more. Through the G7, we are working with partners to end the use of Russian energy and further hit Putin’s ability to fund his illegal and unjustified invasion of Ukraine.

“Together, we are tightening the ratchet on Russia’s war machine, cutting off Putin’s sources of cash.”

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