Zaitsev’s business partner and arms dealers who help the military-industrial complex of Belarus and Russia came under U.S. sanctions

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На русском языке: Бизнес-партнёр Зайцева и оружейные торговцы, помогающие ВПК РБ и РФ, попали под санкции США
На беларускай мове: Бізнес-партнёр Зайцава і гандляры зброі, якія дапамагаюць ВПК РБ і РФ, трапілі пад санкцыі ЗША

The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions against 22 individuals and legal entities from a number of countries who were involved in helping to circumvent U.S. sanctions against the Russian military-industrial complex.

A network of companies headed by arms dealer from Cyprus Igor Zimenkov, who together with his partners helped sanctioned Russian defense companies to sell equipment (including Russian helicopters) to third countries, also came under restriction.

But he “helped” not only the Russian military-industrial complex, but also the Belarusian one.

The U.S. Department of Treasury reported that Igor Zimenkov supported the Belarusian military-industrial complex by assisting sales of the sanctioned Belarusian defense enterprise Belspetsvneshtekhnika in Latin America.

In addition, the company Texel, which is part of “Zimenkov’s network,” also came under sanctions. After the beginning of the war, this company supplied electro-optical and infrared devices to Russia.

It’s also notable that the general director of Texel is Marks Blats, who is also a business partner of Lukashenka’s wallet Aleksandr Zaitsev, who is also under sanctions.

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