Because Russian invasion of Ukraine, The British government allowed many of Vladimir Putin’s confidants into the UK. Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich is one of them. Due to his involvement with the President of Russia, he will be barred from residing in the country or applying for British citizenship.
On Tuesday, the 22nd, Abramovich denies that his name was among the 35 oligarchs identified by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as Putin’s main supporters. Apart from him, Arsenal investor Alisher Usmanov also appeared on the list. As a result, the British Parliament has backed sanctions against them, and immigration officials have been tasked with preventing them from immigrating to the UK.
“We have a long list of those who are complicit in the actions of the Russian leader. If Russia refuses to withdraw its forces, we must increase the pressure and attack many banks, the elite and large corporations. Over time, those close to Putin will be targeted,” he explained. Liz Truss, Secretary of State, Parliament.
Abramovich came to London in 2003. In 2018, after a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned to death in Salisbury, he withdrew his investor visa application, which sparked continued tensions between the UK and Russia. Abramovich later applied for Israeli citizenship, the passport he used to travel to that country.
This morning, the Russia launched a “special military operation.” It included airstrikes and ground invasions of Ukraine. Moreover, amidst the tensions that had surrounded both countries for several days, The UEFA is planning an emergency meeting to change the venue for the Champions League final.
In addition, the situation casts doubt on the perception of competition between Scotland and Ukraine. European qualifiers for the World CupIt is scheduled for March 24 in Glasgow.
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