The United Kingdom has seized two planes owned by Russian millionaire Eugene Shvidler.

As the crisis in Ukraine drags on, Britain has seized two planes belonging to Russian billionaire Eugene Shvidler.

According to British Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps, the billionaire oil tycoon’s planes, a $45 million Bombardier Global 6500 and a $13 million Cessna Citation Latitude, have been detained “indefinitely” after being grounded for three weeks during an investigation.

“I’ve been investigating Eugene Shvidler’s jets for the past three weeks, since Putin began his illegal assault.” Shapps tweeted, “Now I’m exercising my powers to DETAIN them indefinitely.” “Putin’s cronies who profited handsomely from his dictatorship will not be able to relax while innocent people perish.”

Wealthy Russians have been targeted by the UK and other Western countries.

A Bombardier Global 6500 private jet is seen parked at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire. The £10m aircraft is believed to have links to Russian oligarch billionaire oil tycoon Eugene Shvidler
A private jet believed to have links to Russian oil tycoon Eugene Shvidler.
Roman Abramovich with Eugene Shvidler
Eugene Shvidler also has ties with fellow oligarch Roman Abramovich.

European countries have also seized multiple yachts wealthy Russians had berthed in Italy and Spain.

According to the United Kingdom, Shvidler’s assets in the country were frozen last week because to his ties to people who have backed the war in Ukraine and because he has profited from his support for Putin’s administration.

He is also a shareholder in Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich’s steel company, Evraz PLC.

According to the BBC, a private helicopter belonging to the Russian company HeliCo Group LLC was also detained.

It is now illegal for planes owned, operated, or hired by Russians to fly or land in the United Kingdom, even private jets.

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