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Slovak companies supplied arms manufacturers in Russia and Iran

Slovak companies supplied arms manufacturers in Russia and Iran


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The newspaper presents a list of thousands of items, including bearings, motors, electronics, equipment for the production of tire components. They can be used in the production of tanks, armored vehicles, missile systems or intercontinental ballistic missile launcher systems. Some of these items were supplied to affiliates of the Russian military-industrial complex.

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In April, a Slovak light aircraft manufacturer exported its Rotax 912 engines to Iran. These engines are installed on Iranian Mohajer-6 drones, used by the Russian army. The report avoids naming the companies involved; some of them may be companies from other EU countries, which would violate EU sanctions.

“The Slovak customs authorities probably did not classify the exported goods as dual-use goods that can be used for both civilian and military purposes,” the report said.

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According to Denník N., dual-use goods require approval from the Ministries of Economy and Foreign Affairs before being sent abroad, which in this case was not received.

Read the original article at The new voice of Ukraine