The United States believes that Kyrgyzstan supplies Russia with sanctioned equipment that the aggressor uses in the war against Ukraine. It is, in particular, about drones from China.
This publication writes The Washington Post.
More about the "scheme"
Interestingly, the drones were declared as "agricultural commodities". The Russian company has purchased a large batch of drones, the cost of which is $ 14,000 per unit. They were imported into Russia through Central Asian countries.
This situation worries the administration of US President Joe Biden. That is why the country decided to impose new restrictions against Kyrgyzstan. What kind of sanctions we are talking about is not specified.
In turn, the Kyrgyz embassy in the United States assured that the country is "committed to the fight against illegal trade." The intensification of trade with Russia was explained by the improvement of the electronic system for tracking the movement of goods across borders. Kyrgyzstan also stresses that the "real economic context" should be taken into account.
"Kyrgyzstan and Russia are members of the Eurasian Economic Union, and in general, Russia is one of our main trading partners. More than a million of our people work in Russia," the embassy stated.
It should be noted that the day before, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky imposed sanctions against representatives of the betting and lottery business. 120 individuals and 287 legal entities fell under them.
As the leader explained, through schemes with gambling, these people worked against Ukraine, withdrew funds from our state and financed various Russian combinations.
MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak detailed that representatives of the illegal gambling business came up with new "schemes" of work. Thus, some sanctioned operators began to use African acquiring at their illegal casinos. He said that everything happens like this: a person replenishes a casino account on the sites, and the money is debited as payment for a business school in Kenya.
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