Russia sanctions: Billionaire oil tycoon, Kremlin banker and KGB agent hit as UK government acts

Deripaska (left) is a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and has been accused of aiding the Kremlin in foreign influence operations
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and six others today were hit with crippling sanctions from the UK government over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.   Mr Abramovich’s one-time business partner, Oleg Deripaska, was also targeted, alongside Rosneft chief Igor Sechin and four more described as... Read more

Roman Abramovich brazenly flies Bermuda's red ensign on his two superyachts

Roman Abramovich's super yacht Solaris sailing in the natural harbour of Tivat, Montenegro. That and another of his yachts are registered in the British overseas territory of Bermuda
Roman Abramovich has been brazenly sailing his two superyachts under Red Ensign flags giving them British protection on the high seas – despite facing UK sanctions. The under-fire oligarch has both his luxury yachts – together estimated to be worth... Read more

Russian oligarchs: European Commission vice-president says UK 'following EU lead' over sanctions

Frans Timmermans, the European Commission's first vice-president, said on Thursday that Britain was being left behind by the EU in the strength of its sanctions against Russian moneymen and their businesses
A top EU official has today urged Britain to get its act together over the sanctioning of Russian oligarchs, saying the UK is now ‘following Europe’s lead’ in its attempt to get tough on the billionaires ‘enaballing’ Vladimir Putin’s invasion... Read more

Biden set to 'sanction Putin's DAUGHTERS' as part of a new wave of measures against Russia

Katerina Tikhonova, deputy director of the Institute for Mathematical Research of Complex Systems at Moscow State University
The Biden administration has sanctioned Vladimir Putin’s two eldest daughters as part of a new wave of crushing economic measures on the Kremlin in the aftermath of the atrocities against Ukrainian civilians in Bucha.  Endocrinologist Maria Vorontsova, 36, and high-kicking,... Read more

Putin's daughters to be personally sanctioned by US and EU ahead of plan to ban investment in Russia

Little is known about the personal lives of Tikhonova (left), a scientist and former acrobat, and Vorontosva (right), an endocrinologist, but they are expected to be subject to asset freezes and travel bans from today.
Little is known about the personal lives of Tikhonova (left), a scientist and former acrobat, and Vorontosva (right), an endocrinologist, but they are expected to be subject to asset freezes and travel bans from today. Katerina Tikhonova, 35, and Mariya... Read more

Biden tells union members Ukraine war could go on for a long time and slams 'major war crimes'

'This war can continue for a long time, but the United States will continue to stand with Ukraine and Ukrainian people in the fight for freedom,' President Joe Biden told union members on Wednesday
President Joe Biden told union members in Washington Wednesday that the war in Ukraine could go on ‘a long time,’ as he recounted some of the horrors being uncovered in Bucha amid Russia’s invasion. ‘This war can continue for a... Read more

Russia sanctions Kamala, husband Doug, Mark Zuckerberg and others for pushing 'russophobic agenda'

Russian President Vladimir Putin's government has sanctioned 29 other prominent Americans after the autocrat claimed to have successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile dubbed 'Satan 2'.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government has sanctioned 29 other prominent Americans after the autocrat claimed to have successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile dubbed ‘Satan 2’. Russia is sanctioning 29 more prominent Americans on Thursday, including Vice President Kamala Harris,... Read more

Roman Abramovich's vast £750m superyacht is pictured at Turkish cruise port

Roman Abramovich's £750m Eclipse superyacht, pictured, dropped anchor in Mugla, Turkey, where it remains outside the reach of UK, EU and US sanctions.
Roman Abramovich’s £750m superyacht is pictured in Turkey’s cruise port months after he moved his prized 533ft ship to the country to shield it from Western sanctions. Roman Abramovich faces economic sanctions as a result of his ties to Russian... Read more

UK shale gas stocks rise: Government rethinks fracking as Russia sanctions intensify energy crisis

UK shale gas stocks IGas Energy PLC Y Egdon PLC Resources saw their prices rise this week as the government reconsiders its position on fracking, which could unlock domestic gas resources to ease reliance on Russian imports. Cuadrilla, a private... Read more

Joe Biden's team briefs Wall Street on potential Russian sanctions

Biden’s team briefed executives from the nation’s largest banks about possible sanctions it could impose on Russia if i were to invade Ukraine. Members of Biden’s National Security Council met with executives from banks including Citigroup, Bank of America, JP... Read more