At least 30 private jets and helicopters owned by oligarchs have crossed EU airspace since the war started despite being banned, research shows
- At least 30 aircraft of
oligarchsflew over the EUsince the war began, per Welt am Sonntag research.
- This is despite the EU banning all Russian planes in late February.
At least 30 private planes and
The EU banned Russian-owned planes from crossing its airspace on February 27 as part of sanctions against President Vladimir Putin for his invasion of Ukraine. But research from Welt am Sonntag suggests some aircraft owned by wealthy Russians have breached sanctions by flying over the EU.
Welt am Sonntag's research showed that one of Eugene Shvidler's
In addition, an Airbus helicopter owned by Russian businessman Alexander Zanadvorov has flown over France at least eight times since the EU's airspace ban, Welt am Sonntag reported from its research.
The day after the EU announced its airspace ban, Russian
A Bombardier aircraft, reportedly owned by Russian telecoms billionaire Albert Avdolyan, flew from Nice, France, to Istanbul in Turkey on March 2, according to Welt am Sonntag's research.
The following month, a plane owned by Viktor Vekselberg, chairman of the metals, mining, and energy conglomerate Renova Group, took off in Switzerland and landed in Kazakhstan.
These movements come as Russian oligarchs have sought to move their private jets and yachts across the world in an attempt to avoid Western sanctions, which include the seizure of assets.
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