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Roman Abramovich’s Yachts at Sea as U.K. Freezes Assets and Imposes Travel Ban

  • U.K. sanctioned the Chelsea Football Club owner on Thursday
  • Eclipse is near the Canary Islands, Solaris is south of Italy
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U.K. Freezes Abramovich Assets, Leaving Chelsea in Limbo

Roman Abramovich’s two superyachts both left port in the past week, when the billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club had yet to be hit with sanctions from any Western government.

That changed on Thursday, with the U.K. imposing a full asset freeze and travel ban on Abramovich and six others as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government dramatically stepped up its sanctions against prominent Russians over the invasion of Ukraine.