Canada Plans to Seize Massive Russian Aircraft and Transfer it to Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said that Canada intends to confiscate the Russian An-124 aircraft and hand it over to Kyiv.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine stated this at the end of the meeting with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau.

“A new package of sanctions against Russia will be introduced by Canada, in particular against the Volga-Dnepr company. We are preparing to confiscate the aircraft and other property in Canada and transfer them to Ukraine,” Shmyhal wrote on his Facebook page. .

The aforementioned An-124 was detained at Toronto Airport in February 2022.

Russian Ambassador to Ottawa Oleg Stepanov said earlier that the plane was carrying coronavirus tests from China and that it was chartered by the Canadian government.

The plane landed in Toronto two hours before the Canadian authorities announced the closure of the skies for Russian airlines, after which it was detained.

In 2022, Canadian authorities reported that as part of the sanctions, they had frozen CAD 123 million ($98.1 million) in Russian assets and blocked CAD 289 million ($230.5 million) in banking operations.

Source: Kommersant

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