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Danish company accused of violating EU sanctions

The company sold about 172 thousand tons of kerosene for the Russian aviation

The Danish company was accused of supplying fuel to the Russian military in Syria despite the sanctions.

Reported by The Local.

We are talking about transactions in the amount of 87 million euros, which were made between 2015 and 2017.

“In 33 cases, the Danish company sold a total of about 172,000 tons of kerosene to Russian companies, resulting in the fuel being delivered in violation of EU sanctions against Syria,” the statement said.

The company was not named in the prosecutor’s office, however, according to media reports, it is the shipping company Dan-Bunkering, which did business with the Russian Maritime, which is responsible for the supply of fuel for Russian aviation in Syria.

Law enforcers also said that through intermediaries, the fuel was delivered to the Mediterranean Sea, and then to an unknown recipient in the Syrian port of Baniyas.

EU sanctions have been in effect against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since December 2011. They involve an oil embargo and a freeze on the assets of the Syrian Central Bank in the EU.

As previously reported, Turkey will not abandon the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems purchased from Russia, even despite the threat of US sanctions.



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