Thursday, August 11, 2022

UK freezes asset of seven top Russian businessmen


Stefan Hans
Stefan is a german based freelance content writer. He mainly writes on Political and Research-based stories.

The United Kingdom announced the freezing of the assets of seven major Russian businessmen.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said –  it was decided to impose a complete asset freeze and travel ban on seven of the richest and most influential Russian businessmen, whose business empires, wealth, and relations are closely linked to the Kremlin.

She said that as part of the UK’s pioneering efforts to isolate Russian President Vladimir Putin and those around him, the assets of these businessmen – who have a collective net worth of around £15 billion – will be frozen and they are banned from traveling to Britain and no citizen or company will deal with them. British.

The list of new sanctions imposed by the United Kingdom includes Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea Football Club, who has a fortune of more than 9 billion pounds, pioneering industrialist Oleg Deripaska worth 2 billion pounds, and CEO of Rosneft Igor Sechin, in addition to four others. A businessman close to Putin.

“Our support for Ukraine will not waver, we will not stop in this mission to intensify the pressure on the Putin regime,” Truss said.

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