Der Spiegel. The European court rejected the claim of the Russian defense company

On Wednesday, the European court rejected the claim of the Russian defense concern «Almaz-Antey» about the lifting of European sanctions imposed against the company during the crisis in Ukraine, according to German magazine Der Spiegel. The newspaper reminds that «inter alia «Almaz-Antey» produces missiles, used by fighters of the so-called people’s republics in Eastern Ukraine fighting against the Ukrainian army.»

The court considered European sanctions as «legitimate». For the Russian authorities decision is extremely frustrating, says the correspondent. «The judge clearly considered it solved the question of whether Russia boosts weapons of the conflict in Ukraine, and I think a proven way that weapons pass through the Russian state from the factory to the hands of Pro-Russian separatists». Russia has always contested this.

As Der Spiegel puts it, in 2014 and then in 2015 and 2016, the EU Council froze the accounts of the company. «Almaz-Antey» claims that he never supplied weapons to separatists and especially nothing to do with the crash of the Malaysian airliner MH17.




Der Spiegel. The European court rejected the claim of the Russian defense company 26.01.2017

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