On 1 February, Interfax Ukraine reported that a Chinese shareholder in Ukraine aero-engine maker Motor Sich PJSC, has said that it considers the sanctions imposed by Ukraine against it and related persons for 3 years to be unreasonable and calls them the main goal of preventing investments in Motor Sich. Skyrizon Aviation Industry Investment Company is also on the US Military End-User (MEU) List and subject to US export controls. On 29 January, it was reported that Ukraine had imposed sanctions on the Chinese aviation company, which had sought to acquire control of Motor Sich.
UKRAINIAN SECURITY SERVICE RAIDS AERONAUTICS COMPANY’S BOARD MEETING
On 31 January, Rferl reported that Ukraine’s state security service (SBU) is investigating a shareholder meeting of Motor Sich, the maker of jet engines for the defence industry, after the government had imposed sanctions against Chinese investors seeking to purchase a stake in the company. Law enforcement raided Motor Sich as a board meeting was scheduled. The US had been pressuring Ukraine to block the sale of the defence company to companies in China.
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