Journalists of the “Schemes” program found two previously unknown villas of the richest Russian Vladimir Lisin on the French Riviera. At the same time, Lisin, unlike dozens of other richest Russian oligarchs, has not yet been included in the US, EU and British sanctions lists. Ukraine did not sanction him either.
This is according to the investigation, in the framework of which “Schemes” also discovered that Lisin’s companies systematically supplied steel to enterprises of the Russian defense complex, including the production of nuclear weapons of the Russian Federation.
Both French villas of the Lisin family are located near Nice in the commune of Villefranche-sur-Mer.
The estates are registered to two French companies – SCI GAILLARDIA (owner is Volodymyr Lisin himself and his son Yuriy) and SCI BALEARA (owners are Volodymyr Lisin’s wife and son).
The villas are located in the neighborhood and have access to the sea, report reporters.
Schemes has appealed to the competent bodies of the EU, Britain, the US and Ukraine to explain why Volodymyr Lisin is not subject to sanctions restrictions. The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine noted that they have not yet received proposals to impose sanctions on Lisin from the bodies authorized by law.
The British government said it does not comment on potential future sanctions decisions. The European Commission responded in a similar way – it does not publicly comment on the formation of the lists, because it is “a process that takes place under conditions of confidentiality”. The response from the US agency will be made public immediately upon receipt.
Since 2014, the Russian company NLMK, which is controlled by the richest Russian businessman Volodymyr Lisin, has been supplying steel to state enterprises of the Russian Federation directly involved in the production of nuclear weapons.
Lisin’s NLMK metallurgical empire has subsidiaries in Europe and the US. Three companies operate in the United States, namely in Indiana and Pennsylvania.
NLMK did not respond to “Scheme’s” request.
In early September “Plans” for Lisina tankers to bypass the ban on entry into EU ports and deliver oil products to Europe via a transshipment chain at sea.
source: radio svoboda