It was a rare admission for an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets top Russian businessmen

A meeting took place at the Kremlin.

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It would be a terrible mistake for Russia to destroy Ukraine, according to the Russian billionaire.

The war in Ukraine is being questioned by the billionaire.

Putin has refused to admit that the sanctions from the West have hurt the Russian economy.

In the years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has abandoned its economic achievements.

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$3 billion. Forbes has calculated the value of Deripaska.

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In February, he called for peace in a Telegram post. The invasion is evil and good will prevail over evil, according to the critics, including Mikhail Fridman. The U.S., U.K. and the European Union have imposed sanctions on the Russian businesswoman. The U.S. and the UK imposed sanctions on him.


According to the U.S. Treasury, there were a number of crimes committed by Deripaska, including ties to organized crime. The sanctions were rejected by an appeals court in March. The homes of Deripaska in Washington, D.C., and New York City were searched by the FBI.

There are more Russian billionaires speaking out against the war in Ukraine.