A £25 million Belgravia mansion of a Russian billionaire has been taken over by protesters in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war.
The plush home belongs to Oleg Deripaska, who was sanctioned by the UK government last week.
Ukrainian flags have been hung from the upstairs windows and a banner reading, ‘The property has been liberated’ and ‘Putin go f*** yourself’.
“We want to welcome refugees and tell oligarchs to **** off!”
A squatter who has invaded a Russian oligarch's £25million mansion tells @JamesGooderson why he’s protesting.
— LBC (@LBC) March 14, 2022
Police were called to the property in Belgrave Square in the early hours of Monday morning and found a number of people had gained entry to the building.
A spokesman for the Met Police said: “Police were called shortly after 01:00hrs on Monday, 14 March to a residential property in Belgrave Square, SW1.
“Officers attended and found that a number of people had gained entry and hung banners from upstairs windows. Officers remain at the location.”