EU agrees to freeze Roman Abramovich’s assets – diplomats

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By Francesco Guarascio and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Top European Union diplomats have agreed to add Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich to the EU list of Russian billionaires sanctioned after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, two diplomatic sources said on Monday. The informal greenlight to Abramovich’s listing came in a meeting on Sunday, one source said, and the EU envoys will reconvene at 1100 GMT on Monday to adopt the measure and a further set of economic sanctions against Russia. Sanctions will be effective only after publication on the EU’s official journal, which us…

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