Dutch prosecutor seizes land owned by Putin’s former son-in-law

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The public prosecution department has seized a piece of land in Duivendrecht which is said to be owned by Vladimir Putin’s former Dutch son-in-law, Follow the Money and the Guardian have reported. 

Jorrit Faassen was married to Putin’s elder daughter Maria Vorontsova and the land was sequestered on May 12 by part of the department responsible for enforcing sanctions, FTM said. 

The land was bought by Molenkade Ontwikkeling bv which is, in turn, owned by Cyrprus-based Gietrin Investment Ltd. This company has close ties with brothers Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, who are personal friends of Putin, FTM said earlier. 

Faassen, who lives in Moscow, was questioned by officials at Schiphol airport when he flew back to the Netherlands recently, FTM said, quoting Proekt Media. He is not personally thought to be on any sanctions list. 

Both of Putin’s adult daughters, Maria and Katerina, were added to EU and US sanctions lists in April 2022, shortly after Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

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