One of Russia’s richest men has said imposing sanctions on oligarchs would have no impact on Moscow’s decision to launch a war in Ukraine.
Billionaire banker Mikhail Fridman told a press conference in London the war was a tragedy for both sides.
But he stopped short of direct criticism, saying personal remarks could be a risk not just to himself but also staff and colleagues.
The two men are the most prominent oligarchs to speak out against Russia’s invasion, now in its sixth day.
The UK also sanctioned Belarusian military chiefs on Tuesday for their role in “abetting” the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
He joins another businessman, Oleg Deripaska, in calls for peace.