In early March of this year, the US Treasury Department announced a series of sanctions against the Russian oligarchy, Roman Abramovich. The Wall Street Journal. He has already received sanctions from the European Union and Britain.
But when it came time to impose US sanctions, the White House National Security Council was asked to wait – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky wrote in the newspaper.
Roman Abramovich is a Russian-Israeli billionaire and former oil tycoon. He owns Premier League club Chelsea, several megacities and palaces in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
It has now been revealed that Abramovich could help in peace talks with Russia, according to sources close to the lifting of sanctions.
Oligarch spokesman: Abramovich supports peace
According to reports, Biden has consulted with Zhelensky about the ongoing sanctions, including those planned against Abramovich, when asked by the Ukrainian president to wait.
Emily Horn, a spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council, did not want the Wall Street Journal to confirm the report.
Abramovich’s spokesman did not want to comment on the oligarchy’s involvement, but said he “supports efforts aimed at restoring peace as soon as possible.”
The U.S. Treasury Department did not respond to a request for comment from the Wall Street Journal.
UK and EU sanctions – disabled assets
The British government has imposed severe sanctions on Abramovich, who has severely affected Premier League club Chelsea.
The EU has imposed sanctions, forcing the oligarchy to divert its two luxury yachts, Eclipse and Solaris, out of European waters.
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