Therefore Russian invasion of Ukraine, the British government approved of Vladimir Putin’s many trusted people in Britain. Chelsea owner Russian Roman Abramovich is one of them. Because of his ties to the President of Russia, he would be barred from living in the country or applying for British citizenship.
On Tuesday, the 22nd, he was named among 35 oligarchs whom Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny identified as Putin’s main supporters – something Abramovich denies. In addition to him, Everton investor Alisher Usmanov appeared on the list. As a result, the British Parliament has backed sanctions against him, and immigration officials are tasked with preventing him from settling in the UK.
“We have a long list of allies in the works of the Russian leader. If Russia refuses to withdraw its troops, we will have to increase the pressure and attack more banks, oligarchs and large corporations. Over time, Putin targeting people close to us,” explained Liz Truss, Foreign Secretary, in Parliament.
Abramovich arrived in London in 2003. In 2018, he withdrew his investor visa application after a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in the city of Salisbury, fueling ongoing tensions between the UK and Russia. Abramovich then applied for Israeli citizenship, a passport he used to visit the country.
today morning, Russia launched a “special military operation” Including airstrikes and ground attacks on Ukraine. And, amid days of tension in the two countries, UEFA has scheduled an emergency meeting to change the venue for the Champions League final.
In addition, the situation also casts doubt on the performance of the match between Scotland and Ukraine for the European qualifiers for the World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Glasgow on 24 March.