According to a report by Aerotime, the US has obtained a warrant to seize a Boeing 737 owned by Russia’s Rosneft.
The United States obtained a warrant to seize a Boeing 737 aircraft owned by Russian oil company Rosneft that is valued at over $25 million, the U.S. Justice Department said. The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York authorized the seizure on March 8, 2023.
Authorities were given the go-ahead to seize the jet based on violations of the Export Control Reform Act (ECRA) and the recent sanctions issued against Russia, aerotime reported.
Rosneft’s CEO, Igor Ivanovich Sechin, is a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin and was sanctioned along with multiple oligarchs in 2022. The sanctions impose export controls and license requirements to protect US national security and foreign policy interests.
According to The Moscow Times, a Russian firm called Fores is offering $71,000 in cash as a bounty for the destruction or capture of Western tanks, which according to the firm is driven by a patriotic desire to support the national army.
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