The Netherlands is taking action against ex-husband of Vladimir Putin's daughter, Jorrit Faassen. © Twitter Screenshot / @nexta
The Netherlands is cracking down on the ex-husband of Vladimir Putin's eldest daughter. Why exactly is not yet known, however, land has already been confiscated from him.
Amsterdam - In the wake of the Ukraine war, the EU and the US have imposed a large number of sanctions against Russia and its allies. They are not only directed against the country, but also against its officials. This also applies to the family members of Russian President Vladimir Putin. One actor has escaped the sanctions so far: Jorrit Faassen. He was once married to Vladimir Putin's elder daughter and is an entrepreneur in the Netherlands, among other places.
There, however, steps are now being taken against Faassen. Specifically, it is about the businessman being deprived of land near Amsterdam that he owned. This is reported by the British Guardian.
Sanctions against Putin family: allegations against Faassen still unclear
The competent authorities have already confiscated Faassen's land in Duivendrecht on 12 May. The measure was taken as part of a criminal investigation, but the specific reason is not clear from the publicly available documents, analyses the Dutch lawyer and sanctions expert Heleen over de Linden. The authorities are currently not commenting on the specific suspicion, as the investigation is ongoing.
The Guardian also reports that Faassen, who actually lives in Moscow, was interrogated at the airport in Amsterdam after he tried to enter the country. It is probably a matter of Faassen circumventing the sanctions imposed on him. The laptop and the phone of the Putin confidant were confiscated, but Faassen was able to travel back to Moscow.
Sanctions against Putin family: Faassen was denied building permits as early as 2022
Faassen, who is now divorced from Putin's daughter, has a ten-year-old child with her and his close relationship with the Russian president is no secret. In March 2022, he was therefore already prohibited from building office buildings and a house on the confiscated property. In addition, demonstrations were repeatedly held in front of the property, demanding the release of Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny.
It is also no secret that the Russian elite is trying to circumvent the sanctions against her through family members. Vladimir Putin's alleged mistress, Alina Kabaeva, is said to have been in Switzerland again and again during the war in Ukraine. Allegedly, she is said to have received business partners of the Russian president there. (lp)