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Hong Kong has dedicated its port to one of the largest Russian ships in the world

Posted on October 12, 2022

While the movable and immovable property of the Russian oligarchs is seized and confiscated throughout the Western world, one of the largest ships in the world, north, which belongs to a close confidant of the Russian president, is moored in the middle of the Hong Kong port. After several days of silence, the government indicated that it had no reason to seize the boat, or even ask them to leave.

With our reporter in Hong Kong, Florence de Changi

With a length of 142 meters, two helipads, massive radars, about twenty cabins spread over six floors, and all the amenities one would expect from a floating mansion worth about half a billion dollars, the mega yacht. north It was quickly discovered in the port of Hong Kong.

But because of its owner above all else, the boat made the front page of the local newspapers, because it revolves around it Russian oligarch Alexei Mordashov, who made his fortune in steel and mining and who is said to be very close to President Putin. Mordashov is, according to Forbes Rankingthe richest man in Russia.


The United States immediately protested, saying that Hong Kong was putting its reputation on the line and demanding that north and control of its crew. Today, Europe also protested. Mais le gouvernement de Hong Kong a déclaré qu’il appliquait toujours à la lettre les sanctions décidées par le Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies, mais qu’il n’avait ni l’intention ni l’autorité d’appliquer des cides paris sanctions other countries.

But sheltering in such a conspicuous way the fortunes of one of the main men in the Putin regime are going down rather badly at a time when Hong Kong seeks to reassure the entire Western world that it remains financial, international, reliable and legitimate.


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