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Canadian Woman Pleads Guilty for Involvement in International Arms Smuggling Scheme: The Case of Kristina Puzyreva and the Russian Ka-52 Gunship Capture


Feb 12, 2024
Russian-Canadian pleads guilty to exporting technology to Russia

On October 28, 2022, a Russian air force Ka-52 helicopter gunship was captured in a handout photo taken from video and released by the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service. The image credit is given to the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service and The Associated Press. Meanwhile, a Canadian woman named Kristina Puzyreva has pleaded guilty for her involvement in a multimillion-dollar scheme to send electronics to Russia for military use in the war against Ukraine.

Puzyreva, who is 32 years old, pleaded guilty to money-laundering conspiracy for her role in helping to send pieces used in unnamed aerial vehicles (UAVs) and guided missile systems in violation of export and sanctions laws, according to a statement from American prosecutors on Monday. Court documents have revealed that Puzyreva has resided in Montreal.

This case highlights the international nature of conflicts and the need for strong export control laws and sanctions to prevent the transfer of technology and materials that could be used in military operations. As such, more information about this case is expected to be released in the future.

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