YAROSLAVL, February 24 – RIA Novosti. The director of the Bell shipyard in Rybinsk, the former head of the Vympel shipyard in Rybinsk, Oleg Belkov, is accused of illegally moving two military boats through the customs under the guise of civilians, a source in the region's security forces told RIA Novosti.
The press secretary of the Yaroslavl Regional Court Olga Kozlova officially announced the criminal case against Belkov on Wednesday.
“By the decision of the Rybinsk City Court of the Yaroslavl Region of February 19, 2021, against Oleg Belkov, accused of committing a crime under part 1 of Article 226.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, a preventive measure was chosen in the form of house arrest for a period until April 15, 2021,” Kozlova said.
She found it difficult to specify exactly what Belkov is accused of. “This is a customs story. Two military boats were identified, which were transported as civilians. That is, it is the smuggling of military equipment,” a source in the regional security forces told the agency.
The FSB regional department does not comment on the criminal case.
Oleg Belkov for several years until mid-2018 was the general director of the Vympel shipyard, which specializes in the production of medium and low-tonnage sea and river boats, civil and military vessels. Currently he is the head of Bell Shipyard LLC.