Squatters release staggering video inside oligarch's London mansion

The video shows glimpses of large furnished rooms, some littered with glass bottles and rubbish

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The squatters that occupied Oleg Deripaska’s London mansion have released a staggering video tour of the oligarch’s home.

The video was filmed by the group who broke into the £50million Knightsbridge property after demanding it should be used to house Ukrainian refugees.

The video takes you through several rooms and impressive corridors where pieces of art line the walls.

In one of the large open spaces, a grand piano can be seen and in another cinema-like area multiple leather sofas and a projector screen are visible.

A screenshot of the video squatters took inside the oligarch's home shows a grand piano
A screenshot of the video squatters took inside the oligarch's home shows a grand piano
Police officers prepare to enter the occupied mansion
Police officers prepare to enter the occupied mansion

A dining room table with glass bottles and rubbish can also be spotted in the fully furnished property situated in Belgrave Square, west London.

After occupying the building on Monday, a large flag was draped over the balcony that read “This property has been liberated".

In a statement the squatters, who describe themselves as anarchists, said: "By occupying this mansion, we want to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine, but also the people of Russia who never agreed to this madness."

They have since been removed from the property after a seven-hour standoff with police where authorities has to use a crane to reach them.

Eight people were arrested.

Mr Deripaska, worth an estimated £2.2bn was one of seven oligarch’s added to the Government’s list on 10 March.

As the owner of one of the world's largest aluminium producers, he has a large portfolio of properties in the UK.

A spokesperson for Boris Johnson has said they are "working to identify the appropriate use for seised property while owners are subject to sanctions".