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Ukraine's ministry lists international car brands violating sanctions

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Staff Writer | December 28, 2017
Ukraine's Ministry for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons has revealed international car brands working in Russian-occupied Crimea in circumvention of sanctions introduced by the European Union and the United States over the illegal annexation of the peninsula.
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"While monitoring how the legal status is observed in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, experts working for the ministry revealed facts of the use of such international car markers' brands as Nissan, Toyota, Peugeot, Mitsubishi, Kia Motors, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Skoda, Isuzu, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), Renault, Lexus and dealerships' full-scale operation in temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine...

"including the sale of cars of the said brands, registration of documents, maintenance, the sale of proprietary components, warranty servicing, etc.," the ministry said.

The ministry recalled that the use of international brands of car manufacturers in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine violates the sanctions imposed by the United States, the European Union and other countries against the Russian Federation over aggression against Ukraine, the occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol and the war in the Donbas.

The ministry had earlier revealed facts of illegal activities of DHL Express, Adidas, Puma in Crimea and Sevastopol.