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Usmanov steps aside as FIE president following EU sanctions

Alisher Usmanov, the Uzbek-born Russian oligarch, has stepped down as president of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) following sanctions imposed on him by the European Union after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In a statement, Usmanov confirmed that he had become the target of “restrictive measures” imposed by the EU. The sanctions were imposed over Usmanov’s alleged ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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