Roman Abramovich demands from the EU to transfer a million dollars to his charitable foundation due to sanctions

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    Roman Abramovich is demanding that the EU transfer a million dollars to his charitable foundation due to sanctions

    Roman Abramovich

    Billionaire Roman Abramovich demanded that the European Union lift the sanctions imposed against him, as well as pay him $1 million. This was reported by the Wall Street Journal.

    The businessman said that in 2021 he became a citizen of Portugal, which is a member of the European Union. At the same time, the sanctions imposed on him violate his fundamental rights, which are protected by the EU. Abramovich also hired lawyers in the United States to challenge the arrest of two of his planes.

    The billionaire demanded that the money be transferred to a charitable foundation he founded during the sale of the Chelsea club. In May, because of the sanctions, Abramovich sold FC Chelsea to a consortium of investors for 4.25 billion pounds (5.2 billion dollars).

    In addition to Abramovich, Russian billionaires Alisher Usmanov and Petr Aven want to cancel sanctions through the court and Mikhail Fridman, who said the restrictions “infringe on their rights.”

    Thus, Usmanov disputes the European Union's claims that he supports the Russian military special operation in Ukraine, and demands to pay him 20 thousand dollars to cover court costs. Aven and Friedman dispute the EU's claim that they operate in sectors of the Russian economy that are “a significant source of income for the Russian government.”

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