As already mentioned, the introduction of systemic sanctions by civilized countries of the world has led to a crisis of production in the Russian-controlled territory, especially in the high-tech sector. In particular, this applies to the production of shipbuilding and ship repair products, which is critical for the Russian military system.

Under such conditions, the situation with industry enterprises in occupied Sevastopol, such as “Azzurro Trade”, became typical, through which equipment of key specialized manufacturers was imported into the sanctioned territory, namely power plants from “MTU” (Germany), “Yanmar” (Japan). and “Kohler” (USA); accessories from “Kanzaki” (Japan), “ZF” (Italy), “Eliche Radice” (Italy), “Dometic” (USA), “Python-Drive” (Netherlands), “Centa” (Germany), and desalination plants installations from “Spectra” (USA).

“Azzurro Trad” in fact acted as an intermediary between the producers of civilized countries and customers in the navy and other structures of the occupiers, it has certificates of Russia’s maritime and river registers of shipping and the “Military Register” of the aggressor state. Such “useful” commercial structure for the aggressor in 2018 and 2020 received “budget support” from the government of Sevastopol and directly served the “defense order”. Currently, the company’s executives say that in the new conditions they will try to continue their activities.

Another typical example is the so-called “Sevastopol State University”, about the illegal activities of which our Association has already written a lot. Currently, the management of the “university” has announced the need for “import substitution” of a “wide line of marine measuring instruments” for which the structure will “actively master” the funds of the Russia’s state program of academic leadership “Priority 2030”.

Of course, the so-called “university” does not have the appropriate capacity to carry out modern developments, and all attempts by this institution to establish “inter-university relations” with research institutions of civilized countries have proved futile. It is noteworthy that this “institution” was formed by the occupiers after 2014, in particular to provide training for technical personnel of the Russian armed forces and special services.

These examples show that Russian-controlled structures will use attempts to purchase critical products in civilized countries through chains of intermediaries, and will use the resources of their own secret services to steal necessary technologies and reproduce them in aggressor-controlled institutions in order to “overcome sanctions”.