A court in the UK allowed Petr Aven to spend money from accounts frozen due to sanctions for “basic needs”

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    A court in the UK allowed Petr Aven to spend money from accounts frozen due to sanctions for "basic needs"

    Peter Aven

    A court in London has softened the restrictions that were imposed on the accounts of Russian businessman Pyotr Aven. This is reported by Bloomberg.

    Thus, the court allowed the Russian billionaire to pay expenses for “basic needs”, although his lawyers insisted on the complete unfreezing of bank accounts. The meeting was held as part of the consideration of the case against Aven on sanctions evasion. 

    During the court session, it became known that the basic needs of the businessman were paid by his wife Ekaterina. At the same time, the businessman's expenses amounted to about 140 thousand pounds sterling per month. Most of the funds are used to pay for the protection and insurance of the art collection (it is estimated at 300 million pounds).

    Aven was prosecuted in May after an alleged violation: under the sanctions, Aven could not spend more than 2 5 thousand pounds a month, but the British authorities believed that the billionaire “lived beyond his means.”

    The billionaire was sanctioned on March 15. Later, the billionaire gave an interview to the Financial Times, in which he admitted that he did not understand how to pay the expenses now.

    Earlier it became known that Roman Abramovich, who also fell under Western sanctions, demanded that the EU transfer $ 1 million to his charitable foundation.

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