US-sanctioned Russian oligarchs won’t be allowed to land planes in Israel – report

Russian oligarchs who are under sanctions from the United States will reportedly be prevented from landing their planes in Israel.

The Ynet news site says they will also be not be allowed to moor their yachts at Israeli ports.

An unnamed Israeli official tells the site that “we must not be seen as a country through which sanctions can be circumvented.”

The United States imposed sanctions on the ultra-wealthy Russian oligarchs at the heart of President Vladimir Putin’s regime on Thursday in the latest ratcheting up of pressure on the Kremlin to halt its invasion of Ukraine.

They and their family members “will be cut off from the US financial system, their assets in the United States will be frozen and their property will be blocked from use,” the White House said in a statement.

“The United States and governments all over the world will work to identify and freeze the assets Russian elites and their family members hold in our respective jurisdictions — their yachts, luxury apartments, money, and other ill-gotten gains.”

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