Us Senator asks the Finance Ministry to examine whether Kalashnikov USA with the authorities of the Russian Federation
NEW YORK, August 2. /TASS/ — Ronald Wyden claims that the company connected with “Russian weapons industry which is controlled by the government and is under the sanctions.”
According to her, the Wyden claims that these companies have ties with “the Russian arms industry, which is controlled by the government and is under the sanctions.” Also, as reported by ABC, he said the need to study the business of these companies in connection with the recent arrest of the Russian women’s Butinai.
It is, according to the prosecution, tried to use a connection with the National rifle Association of the United States to advance Russian interests.
Also, as noted by the broadcaster, in his letter, Wyden mentions Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Alexander Torshin, which, according to us media reports, Butina participated in several meetings in Washington. The Wyden argues that Torshin may be relevant, in particular, the Russian concern “Kalashnikov”.
In this regard, “the relationship between Torshin, the other sanctioned Russian individuals and companies, as well as the US-based arms producers associated with Russia, deserve further study,” leads the TV channel excerpt from the request of the Senator.
In his opinion, it is imperative to manage and do these companies “persons under sanctions” of the USA.
Earlier it was reported that the Prosecutor’s office in Miami (Florida) began proceedings against the US-based company Kalashnikov USA that produces automatic small arms. The Kalashnikov USA plant in Florida owned by the company the RWC Group. According to Bloomberg, it in 2012 sell the products of the concern “Kalashnikov” in the United States. After the introduction of Washington in 2014 in connection with the events in Ukraine, sanctions against the Russian company the RWC Group said that it has cut ties with Russia and “Kalashnikov” and fully complies with the restrictive measures of the United States.
The case of the Russians
Maria Butunoi charged with participating in the conspiracy with the purpose of acting in favor of a foreign state on the territory of the United States. Us intelligence agencies also claimed that she did the same activity without being registered with the Ministry of justice agent of a foreign state. Butina was arrested in Washington on July 15, the court decided to leave her in custody until the court hearing, which is scheduled for September 10.