Official: Sovfracht expects US to lift accusations against employees
MOSCOW, Jun 13 (PRIME) -- RussiaТs Sovfracht shipping company expects that accusations of the U.S. Department of Justice against its employees will be removed, an official told PRIME on Wednesday.
The U.S. authority said earlier that five Russian employees sidestepped sanctions by using shell companies to wire money that was then used to ship jet fuel to Syria.
The official of Sovfracht said, УConcerning the accusations presented by the U.S. Department of Justice against several of its employees, we can only say that the company plans to present arguments testifying that the activities of the employees and the company do not violate international law, decisions by international organizations in the U.N. We expect that in the end, the accusations will be removed.Ф
The Russian Foreign Ministry called the sanctions support of terrorists because the fuel provided by Sovfracht was be used by the Russian air force.
The U.S. Treasury deparment blacklisted Sovfracht in 2016 for operating in the Crimean peninsula.