[Istanbul / Madrid / Brussels 15th Reuters]–Roman Abramovich, a Russian emerging conglomerate (Oligarch) who is subject to sanctions against Russia by the British-European Union (EU), entered Moscow on a private jet early on the 15th. His sources said the meeting with President Putin was not the goal.
According to flight data, Abramovich’s private jet flew from Istanbul, Turkey to Moscow. This is the second flight between Istanbul and Moscow in the past three days. He, who has Israeli and Portuguese citizenship, was spotted in the VIP lounge at Tel Aviv Airport, Israel on the 14th, and is said to have headed to Istanbul from there.
According to a report by the German newspaper Bilt, Mr. Abramovic met with former German Prime Minister Gerhard Schroeder in Moscow on the 10th, ahead of a meeting with President Putin.
A source told Reuters that Abramovich and Schroeder had met and that Abramovich was looking for ways to stop the fighting in Ukraine.
The European Union (EU) is moving to seize assets such as villas and luxury yachts owned by an emerging conglomerate close to President Putin as it tightens sanctions against Russia.
Spanish officials seized the yacht of Mr. Chemezov, the top management of the state-owned conglomerate Rostec on the 14th, and the top yacht of the munitions company Rosoboronexport on the 15th.