Ukraine's anti-corruption agency adds Italy's Camozzi to international war sponsors list
The National Agency on Corruption Prevention included the Italian group of companies Camozzi in the list of international sponsors of the war. They still continue to work in Russia
The National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) reported the information.
It noted that this decision was made because the company continues to do business in Russia, cooperates with the Russian military-industrial complex and its plant continues to operate in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
Camozzi's clients in Russia are precisely the military-industrial complex plants whose products are actively used in the war against Ukraine, namely:
- Izhorskiye Zavody JSC
- Kolomensky Zavod JSC
- Power Machines JSC
- Uralvagonzavod JSC NPK
- Holding PetrozavodskMash
In addition, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the Italian Camozzi Group has been cooperating with the sanctioned Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant and Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant, which are controlled by sanctioned Russian oligarchs Iskandar Makhmudov and Andrey Bokarev.
Furthermore, the company still operates the Camozzi Pneumatics Mechanical Assembly Plant in Simferopol. Notably, Camozzi does not appear to acknowledge its operations in Crimea on its official website, possibly due to concerns about international criticism.
In Russia, Camozzi operates through Camozzi Pneumatics LLC. It has 32 branches, 500 employees and 80 thousand client companies.
"Camozzi Group is also present in Ukraine. Notably, among the founders of the legal entity representing Camozzi in Ukraine, there is a Russian citizen, Alexey Kistyachenko, who currently heads the Russian representation of Camozzi," the statement added.
For reference. Camozzi Group is an international Italian concern for the production of pneumatic equipment, pneumatic systems and pneumatic automation. The company is one of the world leaders in this field. It is represented in 78 countries, including Russia. Camozzi plants did not cease operations in Russia after it launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
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