Denis Voroshilov. English MPs demand from Prime Minister David Cameron to disclose data on 248 the licence for the supply of arms and equipment of Russia. Members of the house of Commons suspect that These licenses are still valid, and the British government supplies to the Russian Federation despite the EU sanctions.
As reported on the last working day of the week the British Times print edition, the parliamentary Committee on export control of arms believes that, despite the punishment, Britain sells arms and components for its production to the Russian side for a total amount of 170 million pounds.
"MPs demand to explain, violates any of the 248 licenses punishment of the EU. These licenses provide for the delivery of surveillance equipment, equipment and components for the construction of military helicopters. In the research Department reported that the government refused to disclose data about who is the recipient of products for export under those licenses, " - emphasizes the journal.
first, in the summer of 2014, parliamentary Commissioners of the division for the control of exports of arms issued a report stating that at that time English 251 organizations own a valid license for the export to Russia of various types of weapons and means of communication among them, rifles, body armor. The report noted that only 31 license was suspended After the introduction of Western sanctions against Russia. In this July 21, 2014, the UK government announced a temporary halt to the actions of all licenses on arms, components of arms and dual-use products in Russia over the situation in Ukraine.
After the publication of the report, the government stated that changes all the licenses for the supply of arms to the Russian government and the companies, and what is exported is intended for commercial use. The Commissioner of the British Ministry for business, innovation and skills revealed that each application for the production and delivery of products meticulously considered and licenses relate to non-military supplies. For example, according to his statement, in the period from 2004 to 2010, the government issued five licenses for the export of chemicals for the production of toothpaste. Two licenses issued in 2012 - for the manufacture of aluminum window frames.