Heavy setback for Russia – AS.com

The United Kingdom reported this Thursday that has frozen the assets of seven Russian businessmen, including Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea FC, which he sold a few days ago. “There is no safe haven for those who have supported Putin’s heinous attack in Ukraine,” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In addition to Abramovich, Britain has sanctioned six other Russian businessmen: Igor Sechin, Oleg Deripaska, Andrey Kostin, Alexei Miller, Nikolai Tokarev and Dmitri Lebedev. None of these seven oligarchs will be able to make any financial moves. This is the work of the sanctioned oligarchs:

Russian oligarchs with frozen assets in the UK

  • Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea FC, has stakes in steel giants Evraz and Norilsk Nickel
  • Oleg Deripaska owns shares in En+ Grup Group
  • Igor Sechin is CEO of Rosneft
  • Andrey Kostin he is the president of the bank VTB
  • Alexei Miller is CEO of energy company Gazprom
  • Nikolai Tokarev He is the chairman of the Russian state-owned pipeline company Transneft.
  • Dmitri Lebedev is chairman of the board of directors of Bank Rossiya

“These sanctions are the latest step in Britain’s response to Putin’s illegal and unprovoked invasion, which was designed” to ensure that it fails in Ukraine by crippling the Russian economy that supports its war machine,” the British government said in a statement.we will be cruel by persecuting those who permitted the killing of civilians, the destruction of hospitals and illegal occupation sovereign allies,” Johnson said.

Abramovich’s yacht leaves Barcelona

Last Tuesday the superyacht Abramovich left the port of Barcelona, ​​where it is undergoing repair work, according to Reuters. The oligarchic yacht, 140 meters long, left Barcelona on Tuesday at around 17:00. The Solaris is just one of several Russian-owned yachts and has been at the Barcelona shipyard since late 2021, according to Front line.

According to the media quoted, there are three other cruise ships allegedly linked Russian oligarchs at the Barcelona shipyard, one of whom is linked to Sergei Chemezov, head of Russia’s state defense and aerospace conglomerate Rostec, which the United States approved a few days ago.

The decision had an “immediate impact” on Chelsea

The Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport, Nadine Dorries, explained on Twitter that her priority was “Account for those who have allowed the Putin regime to be held accountable“. About the situation Chelsea FCDorries has made it clear that sanctions “have” direct hit to Chelsea and its fans”, where the Government has worked “hard” to ensure that neither club nor national football are “unnecessarily harmed”.

“To ensure that the club can continue to compete and operate, we issue special permission which will allow matches to be respected, existing staff and ticket holders paid to attend games while, more importantly, would make Abramovich take advantage of his ownership of the clubDorries points out.

“I know that this generates some uncertainty, but the government has notwill work with leagues and clubs to keep football and ensure that sanctions are met with expectations. Football clubs are a cultural asset and the foundation of our community. We are committed to protecting them”, assured the secretary

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