Swiss ban entry for five oligarchs close to Putin – government

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Swiss Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter attends a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bern, Switzerland, December 4, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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ZURICH, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Switzerland has banned five oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin from entering the country, Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter told a news conference after neutral Switzerland adopted EU sanctions on Russia. read more

She did not name them, citing privacy considerations.

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Reporting by Michael Shields and Silke Koltrowitz

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