Russian President Vladimir Putin’s yacht has been withdrawn from the port of Hamburg.
This was reported by the Bild.
“It was indeed an escape in fear of confiscation,” the publication wrote. The yacht left the port at dawn on Monday.
Kieler Nachrichten had written about Putin’s yacht’s stay in Hamburg the day before. Thirteen hours later the ship set sail for the Baltic Sea and Russia.
This decision might have been influenced by statements made by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who announced sweeping sanctions for the entire Kremlin top brass in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The media noted that the port of Hamburg had given Putin’s yacht a berth next to the German navy’s K130 corvette.
The yacht was moored in the port of Hamburg in September 2021. Prior to that, she had been in the Black Sea. Putin hosted the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, on board.
The UK is drafting a bill to allow sanctions to be imposed on any organizations and individuals from Russian Federation. It will be introduced in the British Parliament next week.