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Portugal Probes Award of Citizenship to Billionaire Abramovich

  • Inquiry is unrelated to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
  • Abramovich obtained Portuguese citizenship last year
Roman Abramovich
Roman AbramovichPhotographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Portugal opened an inquiry into Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s successful bid to become a citizen of the country last year. 

The probe was triggered by doubts about the legality of the process and was launched before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Portugal’s Justice Ministry said in an emailed statement.