The prosecutor’s office of the Netherlands seized a plot of land with an area of 1,432 square meters. m near Amsterdam, which belongs to the former son-in-law of the Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
The plot of land in Duyvendrecht belongs to a Dutch businessman to Jorrit Faassenwho was married to Putin’s eldest daughter Maria Vorontsova, write The Guardian.
“The land plot was confiscated for financial, economic and environmental offenses. Faassen will probably become the object of an investigation, although the exact reason for the confiscation cannot be established from publicly available documents. At the same time, the Dutch prosecutor’s office has not yet commented on the reason for the confiscation,” the lawyer explained. Helen Over de Linden.
Faassen, who lives in Moscow, was questioned at the Dutch airport Schiphol. During the interrogation, his laptop and mobile phone were confiscated.
“The plot of land near Amsterdam and its connection with Faassen are well known to the public. It is assumed that he violated the imposed sanctions. After interrogation, the businessman returned to Moscow,” the newspaper writes.
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Although the site is currently empty, in 2021 the registered owner applied for permission to build a house and six small office buildings on the land.
Daughters of Putin – Katerina Tikhonova and Maria Vorontsova – have been under EU and US sanctions since April last year due to Russia’s war against Ukraine. Faassen married Vorontsova in 2008, but the couple later divorced.
The eldest daughter of Vladimir Putin, 38-year-old Maria Vorontsova, planned to open an elite medical center for wealthy foreigners near St. Petersburg. But it became impossible due to sanctions. Putin framed his own daughter, unleashing a war in Ukraine, because he received massive sanctions from the West.
Vorontsova divorced the Dutch businessman Jorrit Faassen. He planned to open a clinic. It is reported that this happened even before the war, but the details are not disclosed.
Faassen worked in Russia at Gazprombank-Invest and Budtransgaz. His father is believed to have been a colonel in the Dutch armed forces.
Maria studied in Germany and Moscow before going on to study biology at St. Petersburg State University. Vorontsova is a leading researcher of the National Medical Research Center of Endocrinology of the Ministry of Health of Russia. She is also an expert on dwarfism. Last year, she gave an interview to the “Russia 24” channel about Russian efforts to combat rare genetic diseases in children. At that time, they did not say that she was Putin’s daughter.