The UK government has sanctioned Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, freezing his assets, including English Premier League soccer club Chelsea, banning ticket sales, holding sales of club
In a statement Thursday, the UK government said Abramovich has had “his assets frozen, a prohibition on transactions with UK individuals and businesses, a travel ban and transport sanctions imposed.”
Abramovich and Putin ally Igor Sechin are among seven oligarchs and politicians to be added to the UK’s sanctions list.
The sanctions are estimated to be worth close to $20 billion (£15 billion), the UK government said.
Roman Abramovich is indirectly connected to Alisher Usmanov, the owner of Everton football club, Roman Abramovich has 73% stake in Russia Gazprom,a nd in directly connected to several Oligarch in Russia
Roman Abramovich has been a long ally of Russia Vladimir Putin, and also was a former Governor in Russia