The Independent says the Italian government has seized a luxury superyacht worth an estimated £570m that is believed to be linked to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Euronews says nearly two months into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Kremlin has taken extraordinary steps to blunt an economic counteroffensive from the West.
The Daily Mirror says Russian oligarch and sanctioned Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has a long history of splashing the cash – even when it comes to his takeaway orders if reports are to be believed.
Euronews says European Union countries agreed on Thursday on a Russian coal embargo as part of a fifth round of sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine.
The Guardian says the United States and its allies are preparing to impose new sanctions on Moscow over civilian killings in Ukraine as the west makes a fresh attempt to cripple Vladimir Putin’s economy and war effort.
France24 says the United States and its allies on Wednesday prepared new sanctions on Moscow over civilian killings in northern Ukraine.
65 more Russian people and businesses have had sanctions slapped on them by the UK – as the country continues to attempt to cut off “vital industries fuelling Putin’s war machine,” Liz Truss said.
France24 says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on French companies including carmaker Renault, supermarket group Auchan and DIY retailer Leroy Merlin to leave Russia.
Russia rejects Peppa Pig trademark infringement claim to retaliate against sanctions for Ukraine war
The Independent says Russia is using Peppa Pig to retaliate against economic sanctions imposed worldwide against its invasion of Ukraine.
Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea face an uncertain future after owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned
BBC Sport says Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea face an uncertain future but has vowed the team will keep competing on the pitch.
Roman Abramovich – the owner of Chelsea football club – has officially been sanctioned by the UK government as part of its response to the Russian invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
The Metro says British property tycoon Nick Candy is lining up a £2.5 billion offer to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich.
The Guardian says an MP has claimed that the Russian oligarch and Chelsea football club owner, Roman Abramovich, is hastily selling UK properties to avoid potential financial sanctions.
The Metro says The President of Belarus has said the international sanctions against Russia are ‘pushing the world to the brink of World War Three’.
The Independent says Ireland has promised “very direct and very hard-hitting” sanctions against Russia, after the latest attack on Ukraine.
BBC News says Boris Johnson “misspoke” when he claimed Chelsea Football Club’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich faced sanctions.
Euronews says the EU’s top officials said the bloc will impose more sanctions against those involved in Russia’s recognition of two separatist regions of eastern Ukraine.
The Guardian says Massive coordinated sanctions threatened against Russia if it launches military action against Ukraine.
TRT World says EU and NATO accuse President Alexander Lukashenko of using migrants as a weapon to pressure the West by sending migrants onto the borders of Poland.
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