The British government announced new sanctions, which hit the immediate entourage of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This is stated in a statement on the website of the British government.
Among those hit by the sanctions is Vladimir Potanin, Russia's second richest man, owner of the large conglomerate Interros and the largest beneficiary of Norilsk Nickel.
"Potanin continues to amass wealth by supporting Putin's regime, having bought Rosbank and stakes in Tinkoff Bank after Russia's invasion of Ukraine," the report said.
Anna Tsivileva, whom the British government calls Putin's cousin, also fell under sanctions. However, according to the media, she is a cousin of the Russian leader. Tsivileva is president of the well-known Russian coal mining company Kolmar Group.
Tsivileva's husband Sergei Tsivilev is the governor of the coal-rich Kemerovo Region, and the couple has benefited greatly from their relationship with Putin. The Kolmar Group is also under sanctions today.
"As long as Putin continues his disgusting attack on Ukraine, we will use sanctions to weaken the Russian war machine. Today's sanctions show that no one and nothing is taken into account, including Putin's inner circle," the statement said.
As a reminder, on June 28, the U.S. State Department expanded the sanctions list against Russia, adding 45 entities and 29 individuals - including TV host Tina Kandelaki and former Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.