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PAOK proprietor Ivan Savvidis ‘supporting Russian seperatists’ in struggle with Ukraine

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis ‘supporting Russian seperatists’ in war with Ukraine

PAOK proprietor Ivan Savvidis has reportedly been supporting Russian separatists within the Donbass area by supplying autos and turbines to the fighters, it has emerged.

Savvidis, who’s Greek-Russian by origin, has shut ties to the Russian president Vladimir Putin and has previously been a member of Putin’s political social gathering. Earlier than taking cost of PAOK in 2012, the eccentric businessman was the proprietor of Russian membership FC Rostov.

He has already been ‘watched carefully‘ throughout this battle, amid considerations that his TV station was being extra sympathetic to Russia than it maybe ought to have been. Yahoo sport report that ‘the Russian embassy bluntly inspired Greeks to look at his station, Open TV, to get another view to what it referred to as “deceptive propaganda” concerning the struggle in Ukraine.’

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis ‘supporting Russian seperatists’ in war with Ukraine

Ivan Savvidis is thought to have shut ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photograph by Wassilis Aswestopoulosullstein bild through Getty Photos)

Now, nonetheless, it has emerged that Savvidis, as head of the Federation of Greek Communities of Russia, has been sending assist to seperatists within the Donbass area.

As reported by in.gr, ‘the Federation of Greek Communities of Russia, headed by the well-known and prolific investor in Greece, Ivan Savvidis, selected to ship the help on to Denis Pushilin, the top of the so-called “Donetsk Individuals’s Republic”, primarily differentiating between struggling civilians on the “proper facet” from these on the “mistaken facet”, based mostly on the view of the Federation’s management.’

What was delivered?

Help within the type of turbines and autos was delivered to Mariupol, which is presently below Russian occupation. 20 UAZ autos and 14 turbines had been despatched from Rostov-on-Don, the place Savvidis used to personal his soccer membership, to the area.

In addition they supplied meals and tanks to hold water, all of which was ‘significantly vital for the liberated areas ‘, the top of the Donetsk Individuals’s republic revealed.

PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis ‘supporting Russian seperatists’ in war with Ukraine

MONGOLIA – 2015/10/03: Russian UAZ-452 4×4 off-road vans on the Golden Eagle Competition grounds close to the town of Ulgii (Ölgii) within the Bayan-Ulgii Province in western Mongolia. (Photograph by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket through Getty Photos)

It has let Greek authorities in a difficult spot in a time the place Russian sympathisers and supporters are being sanctioned throughout Europe. It stays unclear simply what’s going to occur to Savvidis,

Learn extra:

PAOK proprietor Ivan Savvidis ‘being adopted carefully’ amid Vladimir Putin Russia ties

 


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