By Artist Shaan

US sanctions are imposed against Putin's alleged girlfriend

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The rumoured girlfriend of Vladimir Putin was sanctioned by the US Treasury Department.

Putin and Kabaeva, a former Olympic gymnast, had long been rumoured to be dating.

The current set of sanctions, according to a statement from the department,

Target a number of elites with ties to the Kremlin, including Kabaeva, a 39-year-old former Olympic gymnast, 

on the grounds that they provided financial support for Russia's ongoing and unjustified conflict in Ukraine.

Even the existence of their joint child is rumoured.

Putin's rumored girlfriend hit with US sanctions