Vladimir Soloviev TV presenter in Russia regularly attacks Europe and the West but owns luxurious homes in picturesque Italy, which he cannot access.
Image: Stanislav Krasilnikov / TASS)
A Russian TV presenter broke down in tears as he revealed EU sanctions following the Ukraine invasion cost him two luxury homes on Lake Como.
Vladimir Solovyov is known for his program of attacking the West and Europe by spreading disinformation.
Despite his hatred, he owns two villas on the picturesque Amalfi Coast in Italy, where he counts George and Amal Clooney and singer Sting among his superstar neighbors.
This week, the EU announced sweeping sanctions against some rich Russians.
As a result, Solovyov will not be allowed to enjoy the Italian sunshine.
He raged on his show, The Evening With Vladimir Solovyov: “I was told that Europe is a citadel of rights, that everything is allowed, that’s what they said… I know from experience personal experience of so-called ‘sacred property rights.
“With every transaction, I bring documents to prove my salary, official income, I did it all. I bought it, paid crazy taxes, I did everything.
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“And suddenly someone makes the decision that this journalist is now on the sanction list… it immediately affects your estate.”
EU leaders have so far imposed financial sanctions on 70% of Russia’s banking market, plus the energy, aviation, technology and visa sectors.
After complaints that they didn’t go far enough, Britain, America, Canada and European Union announced that selected Russian banks will be excluded from the Swift global payment system.
In a joint statement, the leaders of these countries vowed to crack down on so-called golden passports that allow wealthy Russians with ties to Putin’s government “to become citizens of other countries.” our family and have access to our financial system.”
“We stand with the government of Ukraine and the people of Ukraine in their heroic efforts against Russian aggression,” the statement read.
“Russia’s war represents an attack on the basic international rules and norms that have prevailed since the Second World War, which we are committed to defending.
“We will hold Russia accountable and jointly ensure that this approach is a strategic failure for Putin.”
They also decided to impose restrictions that would prevent the Central Bank of Russia from deploying its international reserves to support the ruble and fund the war effort.
Wealthy Russians have been warned that their assets will be frozen if they breach sanctions, in an attempt to “further isolate Russia from the international financial system”.
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