Group DF belonging to the oligarch Dmitry Firtash, some European Union countries and some companies do not keep aloof from trade relations with the Crimea, in spite of the official ban and imposed sanctions, Maksim Yakubovski reported in an interview.
“All this gives us an idea of what happens to the trade embargo. It is painful to see that the Crimea is trading with different countries rather calmly and, unfortunately, we note that our friendly European Union countries and some companies do not keep aloof from trade relations with the Crimea, in spite of the official ban and introduced sanctions. For instance, the "Crimean Titan", a Crimean soda and upland plants that belong to «Group DF». They, according to the official statements of the current pseudo-government of Aksenov, provide 50% of foreign exchange earnings of the Crimea today. It’s a great deal,” he says.
Earlier QHA reported that Firtash titanium plants in the temporarily occupied Crimea paid taxes to the peninsula budget and, in fact, finance the occupiers’ economy.