March 23, 2022

Ukrainians Liberate a Mansion


Ukrainians Liberate a Mansion

"This property has been liberated."

– A banner hanging from a Russian oligarch's mansion in London

The $65 million mansion of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska was taken over by Ukrainian refugees in London on March 14.

Along with flying a banner displaying the mansion's newfound liberation, the squatters added a Ukrainian flag to the mix, as well as a much more blunt message to Putin written out in Russian. Police cordoned the street off and remained on standby, but none of the squatters were arrested.

The refugees took the property in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which includes the freezing of assets of oligarchs and a travel ban, prohibiting them from visiting the United Kingdom.

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