France seizes yacht linked to Rosneft boss Igor Sechin

Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin attends a panel at the 2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum in St Petersburg, Russia on June 2, 2017.

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According to French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, French authorities have seized a yacht linked to Russian tycoon Igor Sechin.

“Thank you to the French customs officers who are enforcing European Union sanctions against people close to the Russian government,” Le Maire said in a Tweet, according to a Reuters translation.

According to a translation of a letter shared in the tweet, French authorities seized the yacht Amore Velo on March 2, after an inspection that lasted several hours. The 280-foot yacht was seized at the La Ciotat shipyard, on the south coast of France.

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