The United Kingdom on Thursday announced sanctions against six more Russian oligarchs over the freezing of assets of Roman football club Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and the millionaires’ involvement with Russian President Vladimir. Putin.
The British government has said the team will continue to play despite the new permit.
“Today’s sanctions are part of the UK’s continued support for the Ukrainian people. We will be ruthless in pursuing those who allow civilians to be killedDestroying hospitals and illegally occupying sovereign territories, ”said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
There was pressure from the British Parliament to take action against Abramovich and other Russian oligarchs, criticizing the government for not acting as quickly as the EU and the United States.
See Who are the other UK-licensed billionaires:
- Igor Chechin, CEO of Rosneft, one of the largest oil companies in the world
- Oleg Deribaska, partner at En + Group
- Dmitry Lepadev, President of the Bank of Rosia
- Alexei Miller, CEO of Gosprom
- Nikolai Dokarev, head of Transnept
In total, the assets of seven Russian billionaires, including Abramovich, are about $ 19 billion.
At the beginning of the month, there was Roman Abramovich Said it would sell the English club and donate the proceeds to war victims in Ukraine.. This sale has been suspended due to a ban on products today.
Abramovich says he will sell Chelsea and donate its profits to victims of the Ukrainian war
According to British Sports Minister Nadine Doris, the government has granted the team special licenses to continue playing, paying its staff and hosting tournaments. Its purpose is not to harm the championship or ticket sales.
“The government will work with leagues and clubs to continue football, while at the same time allowing economic sanctions to attack those in need,” Doris said.
Chelsea FC home in London – Photo: REUTERS / Hannah Mckay
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