Roman Abramovich hit with sanctions by UK - Today

2022-04-05
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Roman Abramovich was one of seven Russians hit with a full asset freeze and travel ban by the UK government on Thursday, in the country’s most aggressive crackdown on oligarchs since Russia’s invasion of Ukraines failure to improve it for workers has created an opening..

The UK government accused Chelsea football club owner Abramovich, who also holds Israeli and Portuguese citizenships, of having benefited financially and otherwise for decades from his close links to Russian president Vladimir PutinThe University Health Network.

The government confirmed to the Financial Times that the crackdown means that Abramovich cannot move forward with plans to sell Chelsea, despite buyers from the US and elsewhere circling the football club for a purchase.

Those in the new sanctions list include Oleg DeripaskaAs of Friday, who the government said is worth £2bn, and Igor Sechin, chief executive of Rosneft and one of Putin’s closest confidantes.

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