The politician's opinion was not taken into account by the European Union and Great Britain.
American media report that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, in a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden, advised for some time to limit himself from imposing sanctions against Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
The politician called the help of a businessman the reason in Russian-Ukrainian negotiations, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Referring to its sources, the publication says that in early March, restrictive measures against Abramovich were prepared by the US Treasury, then they were submitted to the country's Security Council, who asked them to refrain from introducing them for the time being.
The publication through its sources found that in a recent conversation with Biden, Vladimir Zelensky advised Abramovich to refrain from taking measures.
He said that Abramovich could become “an important mediator for Russia in peace talks”.
It is known that at that moment the United States intended to agree on joint sanctions against the oligarch with Great Britain and the EU.
Predst The representative of Abramovich, according to the WSJ, declined to comment on his participation in the talks.
He said that Abramovich, as a representative of all Jewish organizations in Ukraine, is doing everything to restore peace as soon as possible, he stressed.
As Topnews wrote earlier, on March 10, it became known about the imposition of sanctions against 7 Russian entrepreneurs, including Abramovich, and later he was included in the EU sanctions list.
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