The Anti-Corruption Foundation has included businessmen Mikhail Fridman, Alexei Kuzmichev and German Khan on the list of "corrupt officials and warmongers."
FBK Director Ivan Zhdanov commented on this decision:
“Actually, at some point, it seemed erroneously that this decision could be waited a little and that Fridman and co would soon take the side of good, that they could become a vivid example of people who went over to the side of good, condemning the war and declaring their position , no anti-war actions. But, unfortunately, in the second year of the war, they did not pick up clear words.
In early March, it became known that the former head of the FBK, Leonid Volkov, sent a letter to the office of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in which he proposed to prescribe clear criteria for lifting sanctions. He pointed out that many businessmen who do not support the Kremlin’s course were unfairly sanctioned. As an example, he cited the shareholders of Alfa Group Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven, German Khan and Alexei Kuzmichev and proposed to exclude them from the EU sanctions list.
After this became known, Volkov called this letter his big political mistake and left the post of chairman of the FBK. Instead, Maria Pevchikh was appointed to this position.