Kremlin warns obtaining of US MANPADS by Syrian militants dangerous for Russian Air ForceRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 12:12
Kremlin says too early to speak about any kind of 'response' before WADA’s doping reportSport December 09, 12:06
South Korea parliament votes for impeachment of President ParkWorld December 09, 10:18
Lavrov says Moscow is uncertain whether Iraqi Al-Qaim was bombed on purposeRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 9:05
US Congress votes to make Magnitsky Act applicable to other statesWorld December 09, 8:18
Analysts assume Trump poised to improve ties with RussiaWorld December 09, 8:12
UN envoy on Syria suggests resumption of intra-Syrian talksWorld December 09, 6:42
US Senate prohibits defense cooperation with RussiaMilitary & Defense December 09, 4:55
Russia and Cuba sign defense cooperation program until 2020Military & Defense December 09, 3:26
“90% of civil weapon sales went to the U.S. But we already understand where we could reorient sales. These volumes can be compensated,” he said. There were weapon reserves in the U.S. warehouses, he added.
As new shareholders came to the company, Kalashnikov started the program to boost efficiency, in particular optimization of three quarters of the company’s areas, Brovko said.
The ban on Kalashnikov sales in the U.S. provoked a flurry on the American weapon market. As Americans started buying up the concern’s products, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Americans who had Kalashnikov’s weapons could retain and even resell them if the weapons had been entirely paid for. The ban affected only new supply contracts.Kalashnikov expressed sympathy for American consumers.
“This situation is yet another sign that our weapon is very popular with Americans, and the sanctions imposed contravene their interests,” said the concern’s press secretary Yekaterina Boni.
The concern used to supply to the U.S. hunting and sports weapons, including the popular Saiga rifle - the civil equivalent of AK-47 rifle. Kalashnikov also supplied Saiga-12 shotguns for the U.S police.
On July 16, the U.S. Department of the Treasury introduced an additional sanctions list with several new Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies and organizations, in particular four Rostec holdings, among them Kalashnikov.