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April 14, 2022 2:30 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

AccAccording to the EU Commission data, EU countries sold Russia weapons and ammunition worth 39 million euros in 2021, up more than 50% from 2020. The EU banned the export of arms to Russia in July 2014 due to Russia’s occupation of Crimea, but a clause in the sanctions permitted sales under contracts signed before August 2014. Reuters reports that France and Germany were among the largest exporters.

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