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U.K. Sanctions Roman Abramovich, Deripaska on Russia’s War in Ukraine

The sanctions will affect seven individuals including Roman Abramovich and Oleg Deripaska.

The UK government has sanctioned Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, freezing his assets, including English Premier League soccer club Chelsea.

In a statement Thursday, the UK government said Abramovich has had “his assets frozen, a prohibition on transactions with UK individuals and businesses, a travel ban and transport sanctions imposed.”
Abramovich and Putin ally Igor Sechin are among seven oligarchs and politicians to be added to the UK’s sanctions list.

The sanctions are estimated to be worth close to $20 billion (£15 billion), the UK government said.
Seven further oligarchs and politicians are being added to its sanctions list, including:

Meanwhile, the UK government have granted Chelsea a special license “which authorises a number of football-related activities to continue. This includes permissions for the club to continue playing matches and other football-related activity which will, in turn, protect the Premier League, the wider football pyramid, loyal fans and other clubs”.

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