Germany arrests man for Russian sanctions violation

It has been reported today that customs officials in the Bavarian city of Augsburg have today arrested Alexander S. on suspicion of exporting machinery to Russia in breach of the EU’s trade sanctions.

Premises have been raided in Bavaria, Saxony and Berlin.

The exports are alleged to have valued over €8m and to have taken place between 2016 and 2018 to military end users.

The allegations include the provision of false information to try and optain export permits.

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