Putin mocks sanctions by asking for his £5,000 monthly salary to be transferred to the Russian bank singled out for punishment, and Chechnya President Ramzan Kadyrov also opened an account there.
Putin dismissed any concerns raised by Washington, Brussels and London and finalized Crimea’s switch to rule by Moscow in defiance of international objections. Putin also disregarded punishments imposed by the U.S. and EU on his closest friends and their banks by opening an account in blacklisted St Petersburg-based Rossiya Bank, which was singled out for sanctions by America, and ordered that his monthly £4,500 salary be paid into the bank. ‘I have ordered the administrative department to transfer my salary there,’ he said.
Reportedly, Putin also joked in abusive slang that a gaggle of oligarchs including Yuriy Kovalchuk and Gennadiy Timchenko – seen by the U.S. as his ‘cronies’ and subjected to sanctions in support of Kiev – are ‘typical moskali’, bearing Ukrainian names.
President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov (right) also transferred his money to the sactioned bank. He said: ‘The decision to introduce sanctions against the bank indicates that it is reliable, since the U.S. does not like it’.
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