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Russian arms company registered in Bulgaria sells weapons to Russia despite sanctions

According to the Bulgarian commercial register, the owner is Austrian citizen Ariel Israilov

Jun 14, 2024 07:09 260

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Russian arms company Freshvale, registered in Sofia, sells combat drones and weapons to Russia despite the imposed sanctions, announced on Thursday by the Ministry of Finance of the USA, reports BNR. The company marketed Russian UAVs with offensive capabilities, such as weapon systems and missiles, in an African country, News.bg quoted.

According to the Bulgarian commercial register, the owner is the Austrian citizen Ariel Israilov. The company was registered in Sofia in 2018 with a capital of BGN 2. The company's website says that it offers ARROW-2 drones with a jet engine and BOREY 10 - designed for tactical missions with increased flight time. Dmitry Romanov, a Russian citizen living in Bulgaria, heads the "Business Development" department.

The United States has included in its sanctions lists more than 300 Russian companies and individuals, including the Moscow Stock Exchange, as well as their partners and companies in China, Hong Kong, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and other countries. This was announced by the Ministry of Finance and the US State Department on Wednesday, on the eve of the G-7 summit, which will be held this week in Italy, the BBC reports.

The new sanctions are aimed primarily at those involved in circumventing restrictions on the supply of high-tech goods already imposed on Russia over its war on Ukraine.

In addition, three Russian liquefied natural gas production projects are included in the sanctions lists, which is expected to deal another blow to Russia's hydrocarbon export earnings.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba welcomed the new US sanctions against Russia.

Russia must give a biblical response to Western sanctions by turning life in the West into a "permanent nightmare" and inflict maximum damage on enemy sides. This was insisted by the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev.

"Wreak havoc everywhere, paralyze their companies and government agencies. Find vulnerabilities in their critical technologies and attack them mercilessly. Literally destroy their energy, industry, transport, banking and social services," Medvedev urged.

"Let us make their lives an ongoing nightmare," he summed up, referring to the Old Testament principle of "an eye for an eye".

Against this call, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the member countries of the Alliance are ready to take tougher action against Russian spies on their territory.