The British government announced in an official statement, Thursday, the imposition of sanctions on seven other Russian businessmen linked to the government of President Vladimir Putin. The oligarch would have frozen assets totaling around £15 billion, as well as being unable to travel to the UK and, in some cases, barred from doing business with British citizens and entities.
Among the people who suffered from these measures was Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea Football Club, one of the best football clubs in England. The other few affected are Oleg Deripaska, part owner of the En+ group; Igor Sechin, CEO of Rosneft; Andrey Kostin, President of VTB Bank; Alexei Miller, CEO of Gazprom; Nikolai Tokarev, head of state-owned Transneft; And Dmitriy Lebedev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia, according to a British government memo, a law will enter into force next week allowing further sanctions against Russian business leaders.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said: “Today’s sanctions show once again that oligarchs and corrupt rulers have no place in our economy or society. Thanks to their close ties to Putin, they are complicit in his aggression.”
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