Amigos de Putine enfrentam sanções infographic
A infografia mostra Gennady Timchenko, Boris Rotenberg e Igor Rotenberg que enfrentam sanções do Reino Unido.


Amigos de Putine enfrentam sanções

By Duncan Mil

February 23, 2022 - A Grã-Bretanha anunciou sanções contra três amigos do Presidente
Vladimir Putine, que enfrentam congelamento de ativos, proibição de
entrada e negócios no RU, no âmbito da reação ao conflito na Ucrânia.

The three individuals include Gennady Timchenko, Boris Rotenberg and Igor Rotenberg. Five banks have also had their assets frozen.

Close Putin ally Gennady Timchenko is a billionaire hockey enthusiast with business interests in energy, transportation and construction via his Volga investment group. The Volga has a 23 per cent stake in Novatek, Russia’s second-largest natural gas producer.

The British government has accused Timchenko of supporting Putin’s destabilisation of Ukraine through his association with Bank Rossiya, of which he is a significant shareholder. Rossiya is involved in bankrolling the Russian occupation of Crimea.

Igor Rotenberg, another close associate of President Putin, is the oldest son of Arkady Rotenberg and the majority shareholder in the Gazprom Bureniye drilling company.

Igor’s uncle, Boris Rotenberg, is the co-owner -- along with his brother Arkady -- of the Stroygazmontazh group, the largest construction company for gas pipelines and electrical power supply lines in Russia. The brothers are also co-owners of the sanctioned SMP Bank.

The other sanctioned banks include Rossiya and the Black Sea Bank -- a Crimean bank created in 2014 after Russia annexed the region. The General Bank also operates in Crimea, while Promsvyazbank is a Russian state-owned bank that provides Russia’s military funding.

PUBLISHED: 23/02/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images