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$700 Million Superyacht Linked to Putin Seized by Italy

A giant superyacht linked to Vladimir Putin was seized by Italian authorities on Friday after they recommended it be impounded as part of sanctions against Russia. Authorities in Italy said the $700 million superyacht, called 'The Scheherazade,' which is more...

Russia’s Patriarch Kirill in EU’s Sanctions List

It emerged on Thursday that Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russia's Orthodox Church, is included in the European Union's sanctions list. The 75-year-old Kirill has backed Russia's military campaign in Ukraine, calling on supporters to rally to fight Moscow's "external...

EU Plans to Ban Oil Imports from Russia by the End of 2022

The EU Commission announced plans on Wednesday to ban the import of oil from Russia by the end of 2022 and to sanction Russians who committed war crimes in Ukraine. "Putin must pay a high price for his brutal aggression,"...

Greece Seizes Russian Tanker as Part of EU Sanctions

Greece's authorities say they have seized a Russian tanker in the Aegean Sea as part of European Union sanctions imposed against Russia. The Hellenic Coast Guard said the Russian-flagged Pegas, an oil tanker with 19 Russian crew members on board,...

Zelensky Calls on Cyprus to Tighten Russia Sanctions, Omits Reference to Turkish Invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday called on Cyprus to close its ports to all Russian ships and to deny “privileges” to Russian nationals but omitted any reference to the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974. He was speaking...

Russian Embassy in Greece Says Bank Accounts of Citizens Frozen

The Russian Embassy in Greece said Wednesday it was “concerned” about reports it had received from Russian citizens in the country who said that their bank accounts have been frozen, “without any warning or written notification.” “In some cases, families...

Germany Seizes Russian Oligarch Alisher Usmanov’s Superyacht

A superyacht belonging to Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov was seized by German authorities in Hamburg on Wednesday, according to Forbes. The German government has seized the Dilbar, Usmanov’s 512-foot yacht, the publication said, citing three unidentified industry sources. Built in...

Greece Backs Sanctions Against Russia, Sides with Ukraine, Says PM

Greece, the birthplace of democracy, backs EU sanctions against Russia after its unlawful invasion of Ukraine and stands ready to host Ukraine refugees, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told Parliament on Tuesday. “Greece was always on the right side of history...

Double Standard: Shouldn’t the West Sanction Turkey over Cyprus Invasion Like Russia?

The uncanny parallels between the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Turkey's invasion of Cyprus in 1974 prompted an immediate question in the Greek and Cypriot communities regarding why Turkey got off nearly scot-free after its invasion while Russia is...

Switzerland Dumps Neutrality, Will Adopt Sanctions Against Russia

Switzerland announced late on Monday that it would put aside its famed neutrality in international matters and adopt sanctions punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Swiss Federal President Ignazio Cassis told the press that his country's sanctions will be...