Sanctioned Russian oligarchs break down in tears over their inability to book private jets, reports say

A personal assistant to several sanctioned Russian oligarchs said they have witnessed the men break down in tears due to their assets being frozen.

Many oligarchs have lost use of their private jets. Jet Center Los Angele

The Mirror first reported the news. 

Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked war in Ukraine has led Western countries to take action against Russia, including targeting his allies, who are some of Russia’s wealthiest businessmen

“I have had to endure hearing them in tears because they can’t get on board a private jet or book a holiday or even get an Uber anymore,” the personal assistant, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, told The Mirror. 

The Mirror report added that some of the oligarchs had to ask staff to pay for their cabs because the Uber executive accounts linked to their cards had been closed. 

The assistant told The Mirror: “It’s hard to have any sympathy. It doesn’t matter to them if people are dying in Ukraine.” She added that an oligarch’s wife collapsed in tears after bespoke electrical fittings ordered for her $13 million (£10 million) mansion were blocked.

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