EU to include Kadyrov’s daughters in new sanctions package

7 December 2022, 11:09 PM
Ramzan Kadyrov (Photo:REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov)

Ramzan Kadyrov (Photo:REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov)

The European Union is expected to expand its sanctions against Russia to include the family of Ramzan Kadyrov – head of Russia’s Chechen Republic – German newspaper Bild reported on Dec. 7.

According to Bild, a decision on new sanctions will be made in Brussels on Dec. 7. Two daughters of Kadyrov’s and his cousin will be included in the sanctions list. Kadyrov's eldest daughter, Aishat, “serves” as the Minister of Culture in Chechnya and owns fashion brand Firdaws.

Bild reports that new personal sanctions will affect 136 people, including 42 Russian MPs, and three deputy prime ministers responsible for the theft of Ukrainian grain. Sanctions will also affect a number of Russian officials involved in forced relocation of Ukrainian children, and 31 military officers responsible for missile attacks on Ukraine.

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On Dec. 7, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU was introducing its 9th package of sanctions against Russia and proposed adding almost 200 individuals and legal entities to the black list, extending restrictions to three more Russian banks and four propaganda channels, and cutting off Russia’s access to drone-related technology imports.

Kadyrov is already under sanctions from Australia, Canada, the EU, Japan, Switzerland, and the UK. On Sept. 15, the United States imposed its own sanctions against Kadyrov and his family.

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