Kyiv court issued an arrest warrant for five An-124-100 Ruslan transport aircraft that belong to Russian Volga-Dnepr airline, reports the press service of the Ukrainian law firm Ilyashev & Partners.
It is specified that the aircraft were arrested at the request of the Ukrainian Antonov Concern, which claims that the airworthiness of the aircraft was renewed with a violation. According to the lawyers, the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency illegally certified the German company AMTES for the aircraft maintenance. As a result, the safety of the aircraft “was under threat.”
The Volga-Dnepr company is one of the world leaders in super-heavy cargo air transportation. In April last year, the company decided to stop cooperation with NATO. Then it was reported that Ukrainian Antonov Airlines could take over part of the traffic.