Copyright © 2024 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

IStories, OCCRP: Ukraine continues to supply Russia with spare parts for aircraft and helicopters despite war

IStories, OCCRP: Ukraine continues to supply Russia with spare parts for aircraft and helicopters despite war

The Russian company Avia FED Service supplied the Russian aviation industry with spare parts from Ukraine worth over $4 million in 2022-2023, according to an investigation by Important Stories and OCCRP.

Overall, Russia received spare parts for its combat aircraft and helicopters worth over $7 million in both years.

According to customs data, the Avia FED Service imported:

  • parts for the repair of An-124 airplanes worth over $1 million, produced by the Kharkiv FED machine-building plant
  • parts for Ka-32 helicopter locating stations worth $754 000, produced by the Kyiv Radar plant
  • parts for the repair of An-24 and An-12 engines produced by Motor Sich
  • products of the Kyiv Artem plant, the Kharkiv aggregate design bureau, the Volchansk aggregate plant, and other Ukrainian enterprises worth nearly 2 million
  • products from France, the US, and the UK

Avia FED Service’s clients include the Russian Ministry of Defense, enterprises of state corporation Rostec, and the presidential Special Flying Squadron Rossiya.

With imposing sanctions on the company by Ukraine in 2018, the Avia FED Service began streaming parts for aircraft and helicopters through Linker, a company registered in the United Arab Emirates.

In particular, Linker received Ukrainian products from Motor Sich. Its head, Viacheslav Boguslaev, was detained last October on suspicion of state treason for “illegal deliveries of military goods for Russian attack aircraft.”

The last supply from Linker to Avia FED Service was made, according to customs data at our disposal, in January 2023.

Related:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts