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US seizes yacht owned by oligarch with close ties to Putin

Apr. 04, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — The U.S. government on Monday seized a 254-foot yacht in Spain owned by an oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, a first by the Biden administration under sanctions imposed after the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine and targeting pricey assets...

AP sources: US seizes yacht in Spain owned by oligarch with close ties to Putin as part of recent sanctions enforcement

Apr. 04, 2022 07:26 AM EDT
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — AP sources: US seizes yacht in Spain owned by oligarch with close ties to Putin as part of recent sanctions enforcement.

Tries to sink Russian boss' yacht, then he leaves for war

Feb. 28, 2022 11:24 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Ukrainian sailor who tried to sink a superyacht allegedly belonging to a Russian arms tycoon was on his way to his native Kyiv Monday, determined to join the fight against invading forces there. Taras Ostapchuk said he was hoping to join Ukrainian soldiers or civil...