Abramovich, Miller and 31 other Russian oligarchs have been sanctioned by Australia for supporting Putin’s regime and aggression against Ukraine.
Australia has announced that it is imposing new sanctions against thirty-three Russian oligarchs and businessmen, including the owner of the Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich and the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller.
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on March 14 that Australia supports the steps of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, the European Union and New Zealand to take measures against a number of Russian citizens.
“Many of these oligarchs have contributed to or directly benefited from the Kremlin’s illegal and unjustified actions in Ukraine since 2014. In some cases, the sanctions also apply to their immediate family members,” Payne said.
Earlier, Australia imposed sanctions on a number of Russian politicians, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and several deputies of the Russian parliament.