MOSCOW, 15 March – RIA Novosti. Verkhovna Rada deputy from the Opposition Platform – For Life faction Vadim Rabinovich commented on the visit of the Chinese delegation to Crimea and called it on Facebook a response to Ukraine's actions in the situation with the Motor Sich plant.
Earlier, the Minister of Economic Development of Crimea Dmitry Sheryako said that a delegation of businessmen from China arrived in the region on a working visit. According to him, Crimea attracts investors with its recreational potential, in addition, businessmen from the PRC are interested in Crimean wine, confectionery and agricultural products. He also added that during the visit, Chinese businessmen will hold talks with government officials.
“China's retaliatory move in connection with Ukraine's position on Motor Sich. China has long maintained a neutral position on Crimea. But suddenly” changed his mind “and sent a representative commission there, headed by members of the Beijing Export-Import Commission,” to establish partnerships. ” written by Rabinovich.
According to the parliamentarian, during the visit, Chinese businessmen “agreed to establish relations with local enterprises, outlined a plan of action in the field of tourism and travel to Crimea for Chinese citizens for treatment,” and also expressed their readiness for large-scale investments in the resort business of the region.
The situation with Motor Sich
At the end of January, Kiev imposed sanctions on Motor Sich shareholders, including four companies from China. Chinese investors turned to international arbitration and hired three international law firms to recover $ 3.5 billion from Ukraine.
Later it was reported that the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine decided to return Motor Sich to state ownership. The bill on nationalization is planned to be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada soon.
Motor Sich is an enterprise in Zaporozhye that develops, manufactures, repairs and services aircraft gas turbine engines for airplanes and helicopters, as well as industrial gas turbine units.