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The US Department of Commerce has blacklisted hundreds of Russian planes, including one owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovich and Boeing for Aeroflot, which recently violated US sanctions against Russia.
The United States has banned aircraft made in the United States, or composed of at least 25% of parts made in the United States, from entering Russia without a specific permit.

“As of March 2, 2022, based on publicly available information, the ministry has identified a number of commercial and private flights from third-world countries to Russia, all of which are owned, controlled, or leased to Russia or to Russian nationals.” the ministry said. said in a statement that it included the blacklist.

These aircraft can no longer be refueled and maintained, nor can they provide parts or services.
And he has pointed out 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 planes belonging to “Aeroflot”, “Airbridge Cargo”, “Utair”, “Nordwind”, “Azur Air” and “Aviastar”, in addition to Abramovich’s own “Gulfstream G-650” plane.

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

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


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