Liz Truss expressed doubt that Abramovich will be able to return to the UK Sanctioned businessman Roman Abramovich is unlikely to be able to return to the UK, Foreign Minister Liz Truss said .ru/v6_top_pics/media/img/6/15/756476697056156.jpg” alt=”The head of the British Foreign Office called the removal of sanctions against businessmen “extremely difficult” />
It will be very difficult to remove sanctions from Russian businessmen difficult, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss told Time.
“It's extremely difficult. These oligarchs let Vladimir Putin do what he does, — said Truss, answering a question about the possibility of lifting sanctions (quoted by RIA Novosti).
She also expressed doubt that businessman Roman Abramovich would be able to return to the UK.
London began to impose the first sanctions after Russia recognized the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics. Boris and Igor Rotenberg, as well as Gennady Timchenko, fell under them.
Later, British restrictive measures affected the owner of the investment company Millhouse Roman Abramovich, the head of VTB Andrey Kostin, the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller, Head of Rusal Oleg Deripaska, head of Rosneft Igor Sechin, President of Transneft Nikolai Tokarev and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rossiya Bank Dmitry Lebedev.
Forbes estimates Abramovich's fortune at $ 14.5 billion, he is ranked 12th in the list of the richest businessmen in Russia. He has shares in the metallurgical company Evraz, the Azbuka Vkusa chain; and Chelsea Football Club.
Even before the imposition of British sanctions, Abramovich announced plans to sell Chelsea. According to him, it is in the interests of the club and its fans. Businessman bought Chelsea in 2003 for £140m. According to The Telegraph newspaper, Abramovich plans to sell the club for 4 billion pounds.