New US sanctions package on Russia takes direct aim at Putin's daughters

The economic and political measures being applied to Russia by both the United States and the European Union are becoming increasingly severe and "devastating". This is how Joe Biden's government describes them, and in their fifth package of sanctions against Vladimir Putin's government, they have directly attacked the family of the Russian leader. Specifically his two daughters, Katerina and Mariya Tikhonova.

Meanwhile, Russian attacks on Ukrainian soil have waned as Putin's troops have gradually withdrawn from Ukraine's main cities, focusing on the Donbas region, particularly Lugansk and Donetsk. The governor of Donetsk urged residents to leave the city.

In relation to Putin's possible strategy, Washington announced new sanctions against companies and the Russian president's inner circle for the "war crimes" in Bucharest, for which Russia is accused of being the main and only party responsible.

The US have not hesitated to tighten sanctions on Russia even further, so much so that Putin's two eldest daughters are the main targets.

Russian prime minister Mikhail Mishustin, the wife and children of foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and several members of Russia's Security Council are also named.

"I made it clear that Russia would pay a severe and immediate price for its atrocities in Bucha. Today, together with our allies and partners, we are announcing a new round of devastating sanctions," Joe Biden announced on his Twitter account.

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