Ukraine Detained President of Motor Sich Vyacheslav Bohuslayev For Supplying Helicopters Engines To Russia

President of JSC Motor Sich Vyacheslav Bohuslayev.

In Zaporizhzhia, security officers detained the President of JSC Motor Sich Vyacheslav Bohuslayev on charges of collaboration and aiding and abetting the aggressor state.

“The officers of the Security Service of Ukraine detained the President and the Head of the Foreign Economic Activity Department of JSC Motor Sich. They were served with notice of charges under two articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine: Art. 111-1 (collaboration); Art. 111-2 (aiding and abetting the aggressor state),” the Security Service of Ukraine informed on Oct.23.

The detention occurred as part of criminal proceedings over the illegal supply of Motor Sich military goods for Russian attack aircraft.

The president of Motor Sich, Vyacheslav Boguslayev, imprisoned in the courtroom, does have Russian citizenship. This was confirmed by his lawyer Yaroslav Volynets, informs Ukrainian Pravda. According to the journalist, the lawyer confirmed that Boguslayev had a Russian passport but noted that he had not discussed this topic with him.

Vyacheslav Boguslayev appeared in court.

According to the investigation files, the management of the Zaporizhzhia-based plant was involved in illegal activities. The officials acted in collusion with representatives of the Russian corporation Rostec which is close to the Kremlin and is one of the main weapons producers for the Russian armed forces.

The criminals established transnational channels for the illegal supply of wholesale batches of Ukrainian aircraft engines to the aggressor state. The Russians obtained products for the manufacture and repair of Russian attack helicopters Mi-8AMTSh-VN “Sapsan”, KA-52 “Alligator”, Mi-28N “Night Hunter”.

It was established that the invaders massively used the relevant models of army aviation for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This is confirmed by the Ukrainian defenders’ numerous destructions of enemy combat helicopters.

“To circumvent the established restrictions on trade with the Russian Federation, the organizers of the scheme used controlled commercial structures in three countries of the Middle East, Europe, and East Asia. These companies allegedly sent the “order” to the Ukrainian manufacturer for a foreign party’s needs. However, after receiving the military products, the “intermediaries” shipped them to Russia. Moreover, the enemy used its foreign accomplices to repair and maintain its aircraft using Ukrainian spare parts,” reads the comment of the Security Service of Ukraine.

During the investigation, the Security Service officers identified all the organizers of the illegal activities, documented their criminal actions, and conducted comprehensive measures to bring the perpetrators to justice. Measures to expose and block offences were taken by employees of the Counterintelligence Department and the Main Investigative Department of the Security Service of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

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