BREAKING: UK government freezes assets of Russian oligarchs including Roman Abramovich, a close ally of Putin and the prominent owner of Chelsea Football Club

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Others added to the sanction list are Igor Sechin, Oleg Deripaska, Andrey Kostin, Alexei Miller, Nikolai Tokarev and Dmitri Lebedev.

Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the Government and his asserts – including Chelsea Football Club – have been frozen Chelsea have been given a special licence to continue with football-related activities but the sale effectively bars the sale of the club