"We are satisfied the proceeds of the sale will not benefit Roman Abramovich or other sanctioned individuals," Nadine Dorries said.
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The Russian oligarch and owner of Chelsea football club was among those showing symptoms consistent with poisoning.
The Lib Dem MP said we allow our most prized cultural assets to act as a cloak that "sportswashes the reputations of kleptocrats and despots".
The Stamford Bridge side asked for their FA Cup match with Middlesborough to be played behind closed doors because hardly any of their fans will be there.
"Please don't congratulate the government on this."
The Russian oligarch has had all of his assets - including the Champions League holders - frozen by the government.
Russian oligarch confirms football club is on the market as the UK government prepares to target more tycoons with links to Putin.
Club's move has been praised by a charity working to stop anti-Semitism.
He's now the world's richest Israeli.