• UK sanctions the shady network funding Putin’s lavish lifestyle
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    UK sanctions the shady network funding Putin’s lavish lifestyle

    today sanctions hit Putin’s financial network, including ex-wife and cousins – tightening the vice on the President and his inner circle Putin’s official assets are modest, with his lifestyle funded by a cabal of family, friends and elites the UK has now sanctioned more than 1,000 individuals and 100 entities, including oligarchs worth £117 billion Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is today (Friday 13 May) announcing fresh sanctions on Putin’s ‘wallet’ of family and friends– those whom he rewards with state positions and wealth in return for their undying loyalty. Official records list modest assets for President Putin including: a small flat in St Petersburg, 2 Soviet-era cars from the 1950s,…