OREANDA-NEWSRepresentatives of businessman Oleg Deripaska sent written notices to The Nation, The Telegraph, and The Times newspapers about the date of the first meeting of the Arbitration Court of the Krasnodar Territory in a lawsuit to protect the entrepreneur’s business reputation. This was announced on Monday to the Russian media by the plaintiff’s lawyer Alexey Melnikov.

Deripaska filed a lawsuit against the newspapers The Nation, The Telegraph and The Times in the Arbitration Court of the Krasnodar Territory due to the fact that the materials published in these publications became the reason for the introduction of personal sanctions against him in 2018. In March 2019, Deripaska filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Treasury in Washington's federal court, intending to challenge and lift the personal sanctions imposed on him.

In April 2018, the United States imposed personal sanctions against Deripaska and its subsidiaries, including Rusal, Basic Element, En+, Russian Machines, Eurosibenergo and GAZ Group. In January 2019, sanctions were lifted, but it cost Deripaska control in enterprises.