Jersey ‘suspects linkage’ over Abramovich’s net worth of over $7 billion

The Russian oligarch is on the list of people sanctioned by the UK in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Authorities in Jersey, a dependency of the British crown, announced on Wednesday the freezing of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich “suspected of having assets worth more than $7 billion” under a judgment of justice.

According to the press release, Roman Abramovich was also searched at the compound in Jersey “suspected of being associated with business activities.” The oligarch is on the list of people sanctioned by Britain in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.

The United Kingdom, for its part, announced on Wednesday an expansion in the EU coordination list of approved people to include 178 pro-Russian separatists, but the new oligarchs and their relatives, according to a press release from the foreign ministry. .

“The British government, in coordination with the European Union, is approving 178 people who support illegal breakaway areas of Ukraine”, “after multiple reports last week that Russia was brutally targeting civilians in these areas.” was”, announced the executive.

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