Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom has announced the possibility of publishing ‘interesting’ information on financial assets of the closest circle of the Russian president Vladimir Putin. According to the UK edition of The Daily Telegraph, it could be applied for increasing pressure to the authorities of the Russian Federation in case of escalation of crisis in Ukraine. As stated by the Head of British Ministry of Foreign Affairs, disclosure of information on ‘financial secrets’ of the close circle of Vladimir Putin could become an important step in the information war between London and Moscow.
What exactly information on the assets of the Russian president circle was meant, the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom did not specify (on photo).
The Daily Telegraph reports that although the income structure of close circle of Putin is not transparent, it is obvious that it is about multibillion accounts in the offshore, as well as expensive property in London and New York. ‘When we discuss the next steps that could be taken to increase the pressure on Russia, we regularly return to the issue of strategic communications: how do we reach those Russians and those parties whose opinion might be influenced by Russia with information on what is really going on,’ – informed Hammond.
It should be reminded that after annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014, the European Union launched sanctions against number of Russian officials and businessmen, including those who belong to the circle of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. In the EU countries, including the United Kingdom, the assets of 151 Russians as well as residents of Donbas and Crimea and the accounts of 37 companies were frozen. Besides the EU, sanctions against Russia were imposed by the USA and numbers of countries. Besides the freezing of the financial assets, the persons in the ‘black list’ are banned entrance to the countries that imposed sanctions against the Russian Federation.
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