Airbus EC-175 helicopters and Eurocopters were seized at Le Castellet in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and in Monte Carlo in Monaco.

France imposed sanctions on Usmanov on February 28 as part of a package of European Union sanctions that Monaco also approved.Both helicopters were registered on the Isle of Man, which belongs to the United Kingdom, until deregistration on March 3. Forbes reported that one is owned by Crystal Sky Limited and the other is owned by Cayman Islands-based Margaux Aviation Limited. During the registration process, helicopters became “stateless” and were not subject to the laws of any state.

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The French captured two helicopters of the Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov

Usmanov’s spokesman said that the oligarch did not own the helicopters and that most of his assets, including two helicopters, were transferred to various trusts.

The 68-year-old Usmanov is one of the richest people in Russia, his fortune It is calculated in billions of dollars. It has stakes in iron and steel holding company Metalloinvest as well as in Chinese consumer electronics company Xiaomi, as well as smaller stakes in telecommunications, mining and media.

The oligarch lost his yacht

In early March, Usmanov also lost a yacht for $600 million. As confirmed by Forbes, the yacht was confiscated in Hamburg two days after its owner was included in the list of oligarchs subject to EU sanctions.

In turn, at the end of the months, the Italian services confiscated a black piece worth 670 thousand. Usmanov’s Mercedes-Maybach S650 Guard VR10.

Italian police confirmed that the car was of Usmanov’s assets that had been confiscated. In addition, his real estate complex in Pevero Bay was also acquired 17 million eurosAnd six of his company’s cars.