January 29, 2023

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A new room for Chelsea and Abramovich .. this time from outside the UK

A new room for Chelsea and Abramovich .. this time from outside the UK

Was Abramovich One of the 7 Russian businessmen banned by the British government in the background War in UkraineThey are close to President Vladimir Putin.

Presentation of the Russian millionaire Chelsea For sale last week, but his assets in the UK were frozen and the sanctions imposed on him halted the process under the terms of a special license granted to the club, which was effectively subject to the British government.

The latest blow to Abramovich comes from the Australian government, which has imposed sanctions on 33 Russians, including Chelsea’s owner, according to the British newspaper The Daily Mail.

“We strongly support the recent announcements of Canada, the European Union, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States against Russian individuals involved in the crisis,” Australian Foreign Minister Maris Payne said in a statement.

In the context of the sanctions that will continue Abramovich, the association Premier League The Premier League football club said in a statement on Saturday that its board of directors had sacked the Chelsea owner from the post of president of the London club.

“Following the imposition of sanctions by the British government, the Board of Directors of the English Premier League removed Roman Abramovich from the post of President of the Chelsea Football Club,” the statement said.

The statement added: “As per the license issued by the British Government, the Board’s decision will not affect the training of the club, which expires on May 31, 2022, and its ability to play in matches.”

There are also reports that Chelsea will drop out Private jets And five-star hotels, due to restrictions imposed by the British government on Abramovich.

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The British newspaper “Mirror” reported that Chelsea had suffered “financial insecurity” following its launch. Russian military action At UkraineAnd Western sanctions on Russia and its businesses.

One source explained to the newspaper that the “blues” should be used now Cheap AirlinesLike “EasyJet”, and players were told that in the future they would not travel or stay on private jets. 5 star hotels.

A club official said: “Given the number of staff who travel with the club to a game outside the city, the amount set at £ 20,000 may not be enough for players to meet the familiar standards.

It is noteworthy that all the assets of the Russian billionaire 55 in the UK were frozen last Thursday and the banks froze Chelsea’s accounts. And credit cards.

Under the ban, the English club can no longer function as a base because it can no longer spend more than 20,000 to sell competitive tickets or items, authorize new financial transactions or travel out of town.