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U.S. lifted restrictions in cooperation with Ukroboronprom

U.S. lifted restrictions in cooperation with UkroboronpromThe United States has lifted restrictions in cooperation with Ukraine's state-run concern Ukroboronprom, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said.

"I've received a report from the United States. The restrictions ON Ukroboronprom were imposed in previous years because these structures (Ukroboron) were currupt," the president said at a meeting with commanders of brigades and battalions in Kyiv on Tuesday.

The U.S. Department of Commerce in March 2016 lifted sanctions from state company Ukrspecexport imposed in March 2013 in connection with the supply of military equipment to Libya in violation of UN embargo introduced in 2011.

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Ukrspecexport has been excluded from the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) sanctions list, to which the Ukrainian special exporter was included on March 28, 2013 after it supplied military equipment supplies to a country sponsoring terrorism.

The Washington Post in April 2013 reported, with reference to a report by the UN Security Council, that Ukraine, along with the United Arab Emirates, Armenia and Albania, illegally supplied weapons to Libya ruled by Muammar Gaddafi. The article said Ukraine provided heavy and light weapons - portable air defense systems, explosives, mines, small arms and ammunition.
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