UK sanctions Putin’s EX-Wife, Former Mistress, Alina Kabaeva


The United Kingdom has sanctioned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ex-wife and his reported mistress as part of a crackdown on his “wallet” of personal financiers.

Retired Russian Olympic gymnast Alina Kabaeva headlines the list of newly sanctioned Putin associates, emphasizing her “alleged close personal relationship with Putin”.


According to media reports and the leadership of a significant Russian media conglomerate, they have multiple children together. U.S. officials reportedly declined to target Kabaeva last month due to a concern that it would be “so personal a blow” to escalate tensions between the United States and Russia. Still, London forged ahead as the war in Ukraine continued to rage.

“We are exposing and targeting the shady network propping up Putin’s luxury lifestyle and tightening the vice on his inner circle,” British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Friday. “We will keep going with sanctions on all those aiding and abetting Putin’s aggression until Ukraine prevails.”

British officials are lobbying for a long-term economic sanctions strategy to pressure Putin to abandon the war in Ukraine, which has poorly gone thus far for Moscow.

“Putin is humiliating himself on the world stage,” Truss said Thursday at the G-7 meeting in Germany. “We must ensure he faces a defeat in Ukraine that denies him any benefit and ultimately constrains further aggression.”

Other Western leaders have signalled more of an interest in giving Putin an off-ramp from the war, which could soon trigger a famine in countries dependent on the grain exports trapped in blockaded Ukrainian ports, an issue that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz raised Friday in a 75-minute call with Putin, his first in weeks.

French President Emmanuel Macron cautioned earlier this week against the “humiliation” of Russia. “We will have a peace to build tomorrow. Let us never forget that,” Macron said Sunday.


“We will have to do this with Ukraine and Russia around the table. Ukraine and Russia will set the end of the discussion and the negotiation. But it will not be done in denial, exclusion of each other, or even humiliation.”

Truss’s team adopted a different strategy, targeting Kabaeva and her grandmother, former Russian first lady Lyudmila Ocheretnaya and three business people. The latter share Putin’s family name and half a dozen other friends and associates.


Share post:



More like this

UK: MP Robbie Moore visits St John’s Church in Ben Rhydding to support Rise Up Pay Up campaign

British Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom Robbie Moore recently visited St John's Church in Ben Rhydding and Christchurch in Ilkley and expressed his pleasure to meet with the members of the Church and also appreciated them for tackling the urgent issue of climate change and its impact on the communities around the world.

UK: MP Priti Patel visits local schools and businesses in May 2023, shares update

British Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom, Priti Patel, expressed her pleasure and gratitude for visiting several schools and businesses to discuss a range of issues affecting them and to be able to work for their upliftment at the ground level.

Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit invites attendants to Giraudel/Eggleston Flower Show, shares glimpses

The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has started the Giraudel-Eggleston Flower Show and Market Fair in the country’s capital, Roseau. The theme for the 2023 edition of the event was “50 Years and Still Blooming.” The prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, took to his social media account to share some glimpses of the event.

UK: MP Laura Farris shares experience of Family day out at Yattendon & Frilsham Fete

UK: British Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament Laura Farris and her daughter participated in the Cake Baking competition at the Yattendon & Frilsham Fete on Monday, May 29, 2023, afternoon and expressed their gratitude and pleasure to the organisers for making their day fantastic.