Roman Abramovich's Daughter Speaks Out Against Russia's War On Ukraine
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Roman Abramovich's daughter has spoken out against Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine, after one MP called for the Russian to have the ownership of Chelsea taken from him.
Putin declared war on Ukraine on Thursday, sparking calls for sanctions from the British government on people from Russia close to the country's President.
One MP called from the ownership of Chelsea to be removed from Abramovich, despite the 55-year-old billionaire denying that he had any close links to Putin.
Whilst the Blues owner, who no longer lives in Britain and now has Israeli and Portuguese citizenship instead, is yet to break his silence on the matter, his daughter has.
Sofia Abramovich took to Instagram to share a post that said "Putin wants a war with Ukraine. The biggest and most successful lie of Kremlin's propaganda is that most Russian's stand with Putin."
Significant coming from Abramovich's daughter. This really is Putin's war. https://t.co/IOs5quj3XX— Sam Freedman (@Samfr) February 25, 2022
Sofia Abramovich, the daughter of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, hits out on Instagram at "Kremlin propaganda" that claims "most Russians stand with Putin" over his decision to wage war on Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/PYOiVn1g5D— James Franey (@jamesfraney) February 25, 2022
Abramovic's daughter— Chris (@C_R_5_) February 25, 2022
Now for Abramovic himself, who's lent on the Russian State for legal battles, not just his riches, when it suited him? https://t.co/PPkV1EzKTv
👀 Wowza.— Chris DiLapi (Big Twelve Conference Supporter) (@cmdilapi) February 25, 2022
This is the daughter of oligarch Roman Abramovich who owns Chelsea F.C. Heh, little surprise that the oligarch's spawn don't want their dolce vita in the nice West, with all its freedom and prosperity, disrupted. #StandWithUkraine #StopPutin https://t.co/3rTGVQSblX
Russian oligarch and close aide of Putin Roman Abramovich's daughter. This is the power of GAE. Don't count them out in the long run. Not by any means. https://t.co/navzGIY5Mb— ࿗ (@IntersticeNomad) February 25, 2022
There has been some negative reaction to Sofia's post, with plenty of people suggesting that the family is only so rich due to the actions of Putin.
She is far from the first Russian to speak out against the actions of her country, and Dynamo Moscow striker Fedor Smolov became the first high profile athlete to do so.
Sports stars from Ukraine have also spoken out against the war, which led to Zenit St Petersburg's being dropped Yaroslav Rakitskiy for their Europa League game with Real Betis on Thursday.
Zenit also lost the hosting of the Champions League final at their Gazprom Arena this year, with UEFA changing it to Paris' Stade de France on Friday.