January 6, 2023, 19:27 – Public News Service – OSN

The British edition of The Guardian, citing its own sources, stated that just before the start special operations in Ukraine, Russian businessman Roman Abramovich could transfer billions in assets to trust funds for his children.

According to the publication, Abramovich could reorganize ten offshore trusts in early February, as soon as the governments of several countries threatened to introduce sanctions against the Russian oligarchs.

The authors of the publication claim that as a result of the changes made, the seven children of Abramovich, the youngest of whom is nine years old, allegedly became beneficiaries of trusts that own assets worth at least $4 billion, while their total value may be much higher.

This includes real estate, private jets, helicopters and yachts. According to experts interviewed by the publication, it remains unclear what practical impact the reorganization of Abramovich’s trusts had on compliance with the sanctions. At the same time, it is obvious that the authorities of Western countries find it difficult to trace assets associated with a businessman.

Earlier it was reported that the fortune of the Russian businessman Roman Abramovich in the past year has decreased by more than fifty percent.

It is known that a year ago his fortune was estimated at 18 billion dollars, but now this figure is 7.8 billion dollars.

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