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Russian-Canadian pleads guilty to exporting technology to Russia

The Russian air force is using Ka-52 helicopter gunships to fire rockets at targets in Ukraine, as revealed in a handout photo released by the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service on October 28, 2022. Meanwhile, a Canadian Russian 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, a 32-year-old woman who resided in Montreal, 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. 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 American prosecutors revealed on Monday, Puzyreva was involved in sending pieces used in UAVs and guided missile systems to Russia, despite the ongoing conflict with Ukraine. This case serves as a reminder that conflicts around the world can have far-reaching consequences and that it is important to take action to prevent them from escalating. More information about this case is expected to be released in the future.

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