Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been begged by the people of Ukraine to help support their attempts to reach a “peaceful resolution” with Russia. The Russian billionaire’s spokesperson said Abramovich was contacted by Ukrainian officials and “has been trying to help ever since”.
Ukrainians Begs Roman Abramovich to Help them Beg Putin for Peace
Russian President Vladimir Putin is said to be friends with the Chelsea owner and so the people are begging the billionaire to place help them talk to the president of Russia for them to end the war. Putin launched a military invasion of neighbouring Ukraine on Thursday and since then they have been a record of deaths and also the destruction of properties in both countries.
Ukraine’s health ministry said on Sunday that 352 civilians, including 14 children, had been killed since Russia’s invasion began. Abramovich announced on Saturday that “stewardship and care” of the club was being given to trustees of Chelsea’s charitable foundation. Abramovich who remains Chelsea’s owner with £1.5bn loaned to the club did not reference Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in his statement.
The 55-year-old is one of Russia’s richest people and Ukrainian film director and producer Alexander Rodnyansky confirmed the Chelsea owner’s involvement in attempts to reach a peaceful resolution but added he is unsure of the impact it will have. According to him, he said: “I can confirm that the Ukrainian side has been trying to find someone in Russia willing to help them in finding a peaceful resolution.”