By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

US purchases ventilators made by designated Russian company

It has been reported that Russian ventilators purchased by the US as part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic were manufactured by a sanctioned Russian company, KRET. KRET, a subsidiary of Rostec, the state-owned Russian defence conglomerate, was added to OFAC’s specially designated nationals (SDN) list in 2014 under the US’ Ukraine/Russia sanctions (Executive Order 13661) on the basis …

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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