Russia’s Universal Cargo Logistics Holding (UCL Holding), owned by billionaire Vladimir Lisin, discharged on Saturday media reports claiming that a company’s vessel had shipped weapons to violence-hit Syria, UCL Holding said.
“It was a ubiquitous load of public purpose featuring electrical apparatus and correct tools (rotor blades) in containers and wooden crates,” a association pronounced in a statement, job a reports “absurd speculations.”
The UCL Holding’s matter comes after several Russian and Western media as good as a U.S.-based advocacy group, Human Rights First, reported in late May that a Russian-flagged bulk load vessel Professor Katsman, operated by Lisin’s shipping company, docked during a Syrian pier of Tartus on May 26, allegedly carrying weapons for a President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces.
Soon after a reports a U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a U.S. Ambassador to a United Nations Susan Rice have lashed out during Russia over a purported arms reserve to Syria. Moscow strongly deserted a claims, observant that Russia was not “delivering to Syria, or anywhere else, equipment that could be used opposite pacific demonstrators.”
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pronounced on Wednesday that Moscow was “completing right now a doing of troops contracts that were sealed and paid for a prolonged time ago.”
All a contracts underline anti-aircraft defense, Lavrov said.
“We feel unequivocally dissapoint when some politicians use false and unverified information. As a result, a well-respected people support statements that are formed not on pristine facts, though on gossips and their possess stereotypical notions from a times of “Cold War,” UCL Holding said.
Syria is one of Russia’s vital weapons clients, and Moscow has opposite a offer for a UN arms embargo on Damascus.
Russia has granted Syria with Bastion coastal barb systems with Yakhont journey missiles and Buk surface-to-air barb systems underneath a agreement sealed in 2007.
According to UN estimates, about 10,000 people have been killed in Syria given a commencement of a renouned overthrow opposite President Assad in Mar 2011, that started with pacific protests though has given grown increasingly militarized.