Motor Sich’s Owner Detained due to Relations with Russia

Motor Sich’s Owner Detained due to Relations with Russia

On suspicion of treason, the Ukrainian intelligence agency SBU detained 83-year-old Vyacheslav Boguslaev, CEO and one of the main shareholders of Ukrainian plane and helicopter engine giant Motor Sich.

Several Ukrainian media outlets reported that Vyacheslav Boguslaev, the “honorary head” of the Motor Sich company in Zaporizhzhia’s central city, had been detained and transported to Kyiv in convoy. Boguslaev is suspected of working with and assisting Russian forces in occupying four Ukrainian regions.

Motor Sich’s Owner Detained with Suspicion of Selling Engine Parts to Russia

According to security sources, Boguslaev was suspected of collaborating with and assisting Russian forces in occupying parts of four Ukrainian regions.

Last year, Ukrainian authorities blocked Chinese companies from taking over the company due to US pressure. Turkish companies have attempted to acquire the company at least four times. The attempts were suspended with the break of war. Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) and Baykar have engine procurement agreements with Motor Sich.

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