Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich ‘back in Moscow’ after being ‘spotted at Israeli airport’ as EU ‘agrees to impose sanctions’ on Chelsea owner
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich – hit with sanctions by the UK government over his alleged links to Russian President Vladimir Putin – is thought to have landed in Moscow after apparently being seen at an airport in Israel.
A jet linked to the Russian-Israeli billionaire landed in the Russian capital on Tuesday morning following a brief stop in Istanbul, en route from Tel Aviv, according to Flightradar24.
He is believed to have been spotted in a VIP lounge at Ben Gurion airport on Monday shortly before a jet linked to him took off for Istanbul and later landed in the Turkish
Reuters said it had obtained a photo showing him in the lounge and wearing a mask under his chin. A video also appears to show him at the airport, removing his jacket. But the news agency could not confirm if the oligarch boarded the flight.
The large Gulfstream business jet had arrived in Israel from Moscow late on Sunday, tracking websites showed.
Israeli restrictions imposed on some private jets since the Russian invasion of Ukraine mean it could not have remained on the ground for more than 24 hours.
Source: sky news