Yacht linked to Russian billionaire Abramovich docks in Turkey's Bodrum skirting Greek islands of  Rhodes, Simi and Kos

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A superyacht linked to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich docked in the Turkish tourist resort of Bodrum on Monday, after skirting the waters of European Union countries that have sanctioned the oligarch over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

After departing from Montenegro, the Bermuda-flagged luxury yacht Solaris docked at the southern port in Turkey - which has not joined sanctions on Russia.


It was not known if Mr Abramovich was aboard the yacht or if it was definitely moved to Turkey to avoid sanctions.

Last week, the European Union imposed sanctions on Mr Abramovich as it updated a list of individuals facing asset freezes and travel bans over their ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin's government, which has sent the Russian military to invade Ukraine.

A second yacht linked to Abramovich, Eclipse, is currently cruising south of the Greek island of Rhodes and also seems to be on its way to Turkey, according to Marine Traffic.

Several groups have been confirmed as bidders to buy English soccer club Chelsea from Abramovich, who was also hit by British government sanctions following Russia's invasion.