Supplies of AI-222 engines to Russia halted in 2014
Public joint-stock company Motor Sich (Zaporizhia) denies accusations of supplying AI-222 engines to Russia in 2016 avoiding a ban on defense cooperation with Russia spread by the media.
"Motor Sich has been operating in line with law and has not cooperated with Russia since the moment of adopting the official decision of authorities to ban cooperation. Supplies of AI-222 engines to Russia for Yak-130 subsonic trainer aircraft were halted in June 2014. The company did not supply them in 2015, 2016 and 2017," the company told Interfax-Ukraine on Tuesday.
At the end of 2014, Motor Sich signed a contract to supply AI-222 engines to China.
In 2014, Ukraine stopped exporting to Russia military and dual-purpose goods due to the events in Donbas and the joining of Crimea to Russia.
The Ukrainian government on May 20, 2015 severed the 1993 intergovernmental agreement with Russia in the sphere of military-technical cooperation.