The United States initially refrained from sanctioning Putin’s rumored girlfriend. The report states that it is considered a personal escalation.

Alina Kabaeva Vladimir Putin's girlfriend

Vladimir Putin next to Alina Kabaeva when she met with the Russian Olympic team in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia in 2004.Reuters / ITAR-TASS / Presidential Press Service

  • The WSJ reported that the United States initially carefully postponed sanctions on Putin’s rumored girlfriend.

  • Authorities feared that sanctioning Alina Kabaeva would be considered a personal punishment, the report said.

  • According to the report, Kabaeva, who has had a relationship with Putin since 2008, may still be subject to sanctions.

US officials have suspended a proposal to sanction Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rumored girlfriend, Alina Kabaeva. The Wall Street Journal reported..

38-year-old Kavbaeva is a potential target for future sanctions. However, in previous deliberations, her sanctions package was put on hold at the last minute, the journal reported, citing unnamed officials.

The United States Hundreds of Russians Since Putin invaded Ukraine. April 6th, announced by President Joe Biden’s administration Sanctions on Putin’s family, including his adult daughter Katerina Putinois and Maria Volonzowa.

Like Kabaeva, Tihonova and Boronzowa are suspected of having a role in helping Putin hide his wealth outside Russia.

However, the United States continued to sanction Putin because authorities believed it could attack Putin too personally and cause escalation of conflict, the journal reported.

It is rumored that she had Putin and at least two children. MailOnline reported. Both Putin and Kabaeva have long denied a relationship.

Alina Kabaeva

Kabaeva at the Athens 2004 Olympics on August 29, 2004.Reuters / Ray Stubble Vine

Former gymnast, media manager and politician Kabaeva has been associated with the Russian president since 2008, when a Russian newspaper, Moskovsky correspondent, reported that Putin was secretly involved with her. According to RadioFreeEurope.. Immediately after the report, the paper was closed and The New York Times reported..

She has won two Olympic medals, 14 World Championship medals and 21 European Championship medals. After retiring from her sport, she joined the Kremlin as a member of the House of Representatives Putin until 2014.

Russian activist Georgy Alburov, who works with imprisoned anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, called for sanctions on Kabaeva on April 6.

In her work as chairman of the national media group of state-run Russia, she “literally fuels this war,” Albrov. Tweet..

Saturday, Kabaeva appeared in a rare public place, Her first since the invasion of Ukraine. She was filmed at a festival held under her name at the VTB Arena in Moscow. Newsweek reported..

Kabaeva is rumored to live in Switzerland. Late March, Switzerland has abandoned its neutral status To enact sanctions on Russia, a widely distributed petition called on the Swiss government to deport her. Independent reports..

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