British authorities have confiscated planes belonging to Russian billionaire oil tycoon and former president of Sibneft, Yevgeny Shvidler. For three weeks, the planes were under investigation at Farnborough and Biggin Hill airports in England, according to the BBC.

Transport Minister Grant Shapps said “Putin’s friends” should not “enjoy luxury” while innocent people are dying in Ukraine.

Yevgeny Shvidler was sanctioned for business ties with the owner of the London Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich. The planes confiscated from him are valued at $60m (£45m).

By Editor

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