Washington black lists hundreds of Russian planes, some of which are owned by wealthy people

The U.S. Department of Commerce has blacklisted hundreds of Russian aircraft, including one from Russian businessman Roman Abramovich and Boeing for Aeroflot, which recently violated U.S. sanctions against Russia.

The ministry has banned entry in Russia of aircraft manufactured in the United States or made up of at least 25% American-made parts, without specific authorization.

“Since March 2, 2022, based on publicly available information, the ministry has identified a series of commercial and private flights from third world countries to Russia, all owned, controlled or chartered to Russia or Russian citizens,” the ministry said in a statement that included the blacklist.

These aircraft are no longer in able to refuel and maintain, or provide spare parts or services.

And he stressed that “by preventing these planes from benefiting from any service, even from abroad, for example,” any international flight from Russia on these planes could lead to their freezing.

The list includes aircraft belonging to “Aeroflot”, “Airbridge Cargo”, “Yot Air”, “Nordwind”, “Azur Air” and “Aviastar”, as well as Abramovich’s Gulfstream G-650 aircraft.

“We are publishing this list to warn the world that we will not allow companies and wealthy Russians and Belarusians to travel with impunity in violation of our laws,” said Commerce Minister Gina Raimundo.

The United States and its allies imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia following the February 24 invasion of Ukraine.

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