Yachts owned by two of Russia’s richest businessmen have been seized in Italy as part of EU sanctions.
Raid Italian police On Friday, according to the BBC.
Authorities confiscated a 213-foot yacht worth $27 million owned by him Alexey MordashovIn the northern port of Imperia, according to local officials.
Mordashov is considered a close ally of President Vladimir Putin And the richest man in Russia.
His fortune is estimated at $29 billion and he built his fortune around Russian steel producer Severstal.
The other yacht is reportedly owned by Gennady Timchenko, another arbiter with close ties to Putin.
Timchenko reportedly owns about $17 billion in assets and made his fortune from the oil trade.
They are among 680 individuals and 53 entities sanctioned by the European Union on Monday.
These are the latest seizures, joining other raids in France and Germany earlier this week.
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