UK Imposes Sanctions on Chelsea FC – the Club Reacts

UK Imposes Sanctions on Chelsea FC – the Club Reacts
On 10 March 2022, the United Kingdom Government announced that it had imposed a full asset freeze and travel ban on seven of Russia’s wealthiest and most influential oligarchs, including Chelsea FC’s owner Roman Abramovich. The main business and connections of these oligarchs were found to be linked to the Russian Government.

Since Russia launched its invasion of Ukrainian territory on 24 February 2022, dozens of countries across the world and organizations, including sports stakeholders such as FIFA or UEFA, have been issuing and continue to issue sanctions to deter and jeopardize Russia’s military efforts. 

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