Russia’s Fridman and Aven to contest ‘spurious’ EU sanctions

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LONDON (Reuters) – Russian billionaires Mikhail Fridman and Pyotr Aven said they would contest the “spurious and unfounded basis” of European Union sanctions imposed for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The EU on Monday sanctioned both Fridman and Aven, along with dozens of other prominent Russians. The EU said “Aven is one of Vladimir Putin’s closest oligarchs” and that Fridman had been “referred to as a top Russian financier and enabler of Putin’s inner circle.” “Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven… are profoundly shocked by the demonstrably false allegations made in the EU Regulation purporting to…

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