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Roman Abramovich on list of six Russian oligarchs targeted by UK intelligence over links to Putin

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Roman Abramovich on list of six Russian oligarchs targeted by UK intelligence over links to Putin

Roman Abramovich is among a group of Russian oligarchs to be targeted by British intelligence as part of a sustained campaign to disrupt Vladimir Putin, The Telegraph understands.

A list of six wealthy high-profile Russians has been drawn up by intelligence agencies and submitted to Theresa May.

The Prime Minister has approved the list and the names of the oligarchs will be circulated across Whitehall departments and shared with the UK’s allies in Europe and in North America in an attempt to disrupt their ability to travel and to maintain their business empires.

It signals a ratcheting up of Britain’s new cold war with the Kremlin following the nerve agent attack on Salisbury in March.

The source continued: “Targeting these individuals will be an important part of the UK Government’s response to the Salisbury attack.”