as part of international pressure campaign In Russia, authorities from around the world confiscated nearly half a dozen of its luxury yachts oligarch billionaire Allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters this week that the yacht seizures since the February 24 invasion are “just the beginning,” with more action expected soon as an international task force works to identify other assets that could be seized or frozen.
Here are the superyachts that government officials have seized since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last month.
This month Italian authorities confiscated the 215-foot luxury yacht Lady M. It is owned by Alexei Mordashov, the richest businessman in Russia, and its value is estimated 27 million dollars. The ship, which requires a crew of 14, has Six cabins for guestsSwimming pool and gym.
But it pales in comparison to another Mordashov yacht, We supply 500 million dollars. The 464-foot vessel, which has two helipads and a waterfall and can accommodate 36 guests, docked this month in the Seychelles, where US and EU sanctions do not apply.
Italian officials also confiscated the luxury yacht Lina, which is 132 feet high, owned by energy magnate Gennady Timchenko. It has an estimated value of $8 million Five cabins It can accommodate 10 guests.
SY A – short for Sailing Yacht A – is one of the world’s largest luxury yachts. Worth more than $440 million, the 469-foot vessel, owned by fertilizer magnate Andrey Melnichenko, has eight decks, multiple elevators, an underwater observation area, and The tallest masts in the world. Captured in the Italian port of Trieste.
Spanish authorities have confiscated Valerie from Sergey Chemezov, a 279-foot luxury yacht that was docked in Barcelona. Chemezov, a former KGB officer, heads the state corporation Rostec. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez Promote the Nuba on La Sexta TV. “We are talking about a yacht that we estimate is worth $140 million,” Sanchez said.
Officials in France announce This month, they captured the 289-foot-tall Amore Vero, which was undergoing repairs at a shipyard near Marseille. When they arrived, authorities said, they found the crew preparing for an urgent departure, although repair work was scheduled to continue until April. The boat 120 million, who has Seven cabinslinked to Igor Sechin, described by the US Treasury as a close ally of Putin.
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