The deputy head of the Security Council said that now the families of politicians who are not able to influence their relatives have to answer for their “mythical violations invented in the West”
Sanctions against relatives of Russian officials— this is a double lawlessness, said Dmitry Medvedev, deputy head of the Security Council, in Telegram.
“It seems that in the West they decided to reproduce the best practices of the past. Let's take sanctions. There is a double wrong here. Now, according to their model, not only participants in political events are responsible for the mythical violations invented in the West; statesmen or deputies, but also their families, who are in no way able to influence their relatives. Once decided by European and American lawmakers— so the family will respond. Completely and without guilt. And let's block the accounts of family members, their property, do not let them cross the border to Western values! wrote Medvedev.
He compared such a measure with the concept of “objective imputation”, meaning bringing a person to criminal responsibility without establishing his guilt. “This principle has been used in various periods of history. Including in our country in the 1930s, bringing to justice members of the families of enemies of the people. You carry the same last name as the parent who committed the crime, — you will also go according to the 58th Criminal Code of the RSFSR of 1926»,— Medvedev noted.
On June 3, the United States announced sanctions against the wife of the press secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, Tatyana Navka, and his adult children, Elizabeth and Nikolai. Peskov himself, in response to this, stated that it was useless to challenge this decision, since “there is no fair trial.” “One can only regret that Europe is forced to follow the trend set in Washington,” — he said.
In addition, the president's spokesman added that because of the sanctions, his daughter “has opened her eyes to many things.” Elizaveta Peskova herself, commenting on Washington's decision, called it madness.
Earlier, on April 6, the United States and other Western countries followed, imposed sanctions against Katerina Tikhonova and Maria Vorontsova, whom Reuters and other Western media call the daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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On May 13, the UK added the ex-wife of the Russian leader, Lyudmila Ocheretnaya, to the sanctions list. The cousin of the head of state, the former vice-president of Master Bank, also fell under the restrictions. Igor Putin (according to the British authorities, director of the port of Pechenga), his son Roman Putin (according to the British authorities, head of the board of directors of the MRT group), cousin of the president and deputy chairman of the board of SOGAZ Insurance Mikhail Putin, nephew of the head of state, shareholder of Rossiya Bank, key shareholder of the National Media Group Mikhail Shelomov.
Peskov said that the president was indifferent to the personal sanctions imposed against him because of the Russian operation in Ukraine.< /p>
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