February 23, 2024 12:43 am
Russian-Canadian pleads guilty to exporting technology to Russia

In a handout photo taken from video and released by the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service on October 28, 2022, a Ka-52 helicopter gunship of the Russian air force is shown firing rockets at an unknown target in Ukraine. The image credit is given to the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service and The Associated Press.

A Canadian Russian woman, Kristina Puzyreva, has pleaded guilty for her involvement in a multimillion-dollar scheme to send electronics to Russia for military use in the war against Ukraine. The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to money-laundering conspiracy for her role in helping to send pieces used in unnamed aerial vehicles (UAVs) and guided missile systems in violation of export and sanctions laws, according to a statement from American prosecutors on Monday. Court documents have revealed that Puzyreva has resided in Montreal.

This case illustrates the international nature of conflicts and the need for strong export control laws and sanctions to prevent the transfer of technology and materials that could be used in military operations. More information about this case is expected to be released in the future.

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