United Aircraft Corporation CEO assures sanctions won’t affect company’s military segment

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KUBINKA /Moscow region/, August 22./TASS/. The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has practically completed the process of import substitution in its military segment, and new sanctions won’t affect it, company CEO, Yuri Slyusar, told a round-table reviewing corporation’s activity under sanctions at the Army-2018 forum.

“We have practically finished import substitution in the military segment, and in this respect our vulnerability is minimal,” Slyusar said. He said the process of wrapping up the imports phase-out is impossible in the non-defense sector, and the corporation is not pursuing this.

The Army 2018 international military forum is being held in Kubinka, outside Moscow, from August 21 to 26.

On Wednesday, August 22, Washington hit Russia with more sanctions over its alleged involvement in the March 4 poisoning of former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, near London. The Department of State argues that Russia is in breach of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991.

The US ban on exporting high-tech dual-purpose products to Russia will affect certain sectors of the Russian economy, but the impact won’t be critical, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said in a statement on Tuesday.

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