WP: Russia actually appropriated more than 400 liners of foreign companies

Western sanctions imposed on Russia after the start of the Ukrainian special operation include a ban on the use of foreign aircraft under lease. Thus, the Washington Post newspaper writes that out of 515 aircraft leased by the Russian side, only about 80 aircraft returned to their owners.

Thus, the American publication accuses the Russian Federation of actually appropriating more than 400 foreign airliners, and the owners of the latter believe that they are unlikely to be able to return their aviation machinery (sanctions apply not only to aircraft, but also to engines, as well as spare parts, software and maintenance).

The volume of insurance claims from airlines is also growing, the amount of which has already reached about $10 billion.

At the same time, WP points to Moscow's attempts to put pressure on the relevant countries to give up their claims regarding the aircraft. In this regard, a case is reported with the Airbus A330-300 of Aeroflot, leased from the Irish company AerCap and located at the airport of Sri Lanka. The Irish demanded the return of the aircraft, to which the Russian side threatened to stop oil supplies to this country and create problems at the diplomatic level. As a result, a few days later the plane flew to Moscow and is now flying to Kyrgyzstan.

A total of 37 countries in Europe, North America and Asia have announced similar sanctions against Russia. These restrictive measures have the potential to undermine Russian air traffic, since more than half of the country's commercial aircraft are leased from foreign companies. In March, the Russian president signed a decree authorizing the use of these airliners for flights on the territory of the Russian Federation.
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  1. Vasilina Offline Vasilina
    Vasilina (Vasilina) 13 July 2022 12: 17
    The largest country in the world does not respect property law. And what gives. One time effect. Shout in the mountains at the avalanche of sanctions. It's sacred property there. Those who did not even think of imposing sanctions will stand up
    1. skeptic Offline skeptic
      skeptic 14 July 2022 09: 48
      Quote: Vasilina
      The largest country in the world does not respect property law.

      Does the West comply? In your opinion - spit on the money already paid and give it back? But nothing that Russia offered to give the remaining payments immediately? Who blocked the opportunity to pay? Who gave a damn about the inviolability of private property of Russians?
    2. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 14 July 2022 14: 19
      The largest country in the world does not respect property law.

      I haven't laughed this hard in a long time...
      Then I realized that you are writing about the USA ...
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 13 July 2022 13: 20
    You can consider that the abandonment of Western-made aircraft, for which part of the money has already been paid, is counter-sanctions!
    And then pay for the lease, and then return it back!
    And you return back already paid for leasing! So after all, they don’t want to return, Katals!
  3. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 13 July 2022 13: 40
    Well, the little bastards Against the background of 300 billion stolen from Russia, this is such a trifle. Gogol's box against their background is a wast and a squanderer Once again you are convinced that for a buck they will stand in any position
  4. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 13 July 2022 18: 17
    Well done, but this is only part of the money that was stolen from Russia
  5. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 13 July 2022 19: 16
    Where are they going to put these planes. BOO. Sell ​​at a bargain price, to whom and who will pilot?