Australia imposes sanctions on more than 140 Russian citizens, including the daughters of Vladimir Putin

Putin Daughters

The Australian authorities have imposed this Friday a new package of sanctions against 147 Russian citizens, among whom are the daughter of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin

The Ministry of the Interior has confirmed the information in a letter in which it assures that the decision has been taken in response to the war in Ukraine. The other 144 sanctioned senators from Russia

Thus, Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonova appear in the text as “the Russian President‘s daughters”, while Ekaterina Vinokurova is listed as one of Lavrov‘s daughters. 

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has indicated that Australia “will continue to impose restrictive measures against those responsible for Russian aggression and those who have harmed the country.” 

The total number of Russian citizens sanctioned by Canberra now amounts to 750. 

“This is consistent with our way of approaching the issue to deal with those who benefit from the Russian regime, which includes those direct relatives of those in power,” he said, according to reports in The Australian newspaper.  

Putin and Lavrov themselves were already sanctioned by the Australian Government on February 27, shortly after the start of the invasion.

“We reiterate our greatest support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” said Payne, who has once again called for the withdrawal of Russian troops.