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Motor Sich case: US tries to convince Ukraine its cooperation with China is dangerous

According to Bolton, China tries to integrate into the economy of the countries all over the world, including through the project Silk Road and attractive investments
18:36, 27 August 2019

John Bolton, the U.S. National Security Advisor
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John Bolton, the U.S. National Security Advisor confirmed that he will try to convince the Ukrainian authority in the danger of the cooperation with Chinese. However, he refuses to comment questions tied with Motor Sich enterprise, as European Truth outlet reported.

Bolton expects that the Ukrainian authority will consider the possible consequences of the Chinese investments in vulnerable sectors. “Ukraine will make a decision but possibly, Ukraine will find a better choice, which will have better consequences for its citizens.”

He noted that there is a system of the approval of the contracts tied with the military technologies in the U.S. and Ukraine. It assumes the constitutionality when the contracts threatening the national security are blocked.

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According to Bolton, China tries to integrate into the economy of the countries all over the world, including through the project Silk Road and attractive investments.

“The Chinese are not afraid to use the corruption or get this straight, bribes to get the decision, which they want,” Bolton said.

Earlier The Wall Street Journal announced that John Bolton plans to come to Kyiv to convince the leadership of Motor Sich enterprise and Ukraine’s authority not to conclude an agreement with Beijing on the sale of the enterprise. Bolton believes that the ownership of the plant will allow China to get access to important technologies.

Two Chinese companies Skyrizon and Xinwei Group filed the deal on the purchase of over 50% of shares of Motor Sich to Anti-monopoly Committee of Ukraine.

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Motor Sich is the enterprise in Zaporizhia, which develops, produces, repairs and services the aviation gas turbine engines for planes and helicopters as well as industrial gas turbines.

As it was reported earlier, the officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) stopped the illicit activity of Motor Sich Company, which financed the activity of terrorist organization Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). Moreover, they handed suspicion notices to the company's director and head of the financial department.

In 2018, the SBU held searches in the public joint-stock company 'Motor Sich' in Zaporizhia.

The officials of the company are suspected in the embezzlement of $14 million.

 

 

 

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