The Ministry of foreign Affairs explained to the US withdrawal of sanctions with “Rosoboronexport”

The US was forced to partially lift the sanctions against “Rosoboronexport”. This was stated by the special representative of Russian President on Afghanistan, Director of second Asia Department at the Russian foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov, reports TASS.

“They were forced with “Rosoboronexport” to remove the sanctions. Dealing in spare parts in the equipment. “Rosoboronexport” is a commercial company, and if the Americans are interested, they will do it to serve helicopters) on a commercial basis,” he said.

According to the diplomat, now “Rosoboroneksport” will serve Russia and the Soviet Union in Afghanistan helicopters on a commercial basis.

That the United States withdrew from the sanctions contracts for maintenance of the helicopter Mi-17 in Afghanistan, it became known in November 2015. Sanctions were imposed in September 2015. Under the sanctions also hit aircraft Corporation MiG and the Tula instrument Design Bureau, the company “Cathode” Corporation “NPO Mashinostroyenia”, and all of their divisions and subsidiaries.

The basis for the restrictive measures were suspected of violating us law on non-proliferation in respect of Iran, Syria and North Korea.