US authorities ordered the purchase of a Russian plane

The District Court for the Southern District of Texas has authorized the seizure of an aircraft owned by Russian oil company Lukoil. The US Department of Justice reported that the $45 million (17.9 billion HUF) plane flew to and from Russia from US soil in violation of US Department of Commerce sanctions against Russia. Reuters to me

The Boeing 737-7EM last flew to the United States in March 2019.

Since 2014, Lukoil has been subject to sectoral sanctions imposed by the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Penalties. The United States also recently imposed export restrictions and licensing sanctions against Russia in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia describes its operations in Ukraine as a “special military operation.”

“The aircraft, the subject of today’s statement, was ultimately owned by Lukoil, although this ownership was concealed through a series of now-disclosed holding companies,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

Thus, US authorities can seize the plane at any time if it enters US airspace. And if you land at an airport, private companies cannot provide any service to the vehicle, that is, they cannot refuel, help you land, depart, or receive hangar services.

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