EU plans fresh Russia sanctions including against son of Dmitry Medvedev

Proposals aimed at choking off commercial revenues include total ban on sale of Russian rough diamonds, The Guardian informs.

Among the 47 individuals the commission wants added to existing sanctions lists are Putin’s cousin Anna Tsivileva, who chairs the “defenders of the fatherland” foundation that supports Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine.

Also on the extended list is Ilya Medvedev, whose name and date of birth match those of the former president’s only son. He is targeted for allegedly orchestrating a disinformation and propaganda campaign in Ukraine.

The inclusion of the relatives of senior officials, including the Putin family, will provoke anger in the Kremlin.