US moves to ground Abramovich plane and 99 others

The US Commerce Department moves to ground 100 planes for violating US export controls by flying to Russia, including an aircraft belonging to oligarch Roman Abramovich, who holds Israeli citizenship.

The department is targeting passenger and cargo planes, including from flag carrier Aeroflot, and Abramovich’s Gulfstream G650, Reuters reports.

The department issues a warning against servicing the planes in violation of US export controls.

It says “international flights from Russia on these aircraft are effectively grounded.”

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