Kiev tried to sell Motor Sich shares to Turkey, which China has already bought

The high-profile initiative of the Ukrainian government could develop into a major international scandal.

According to the Times of Middle East, the Ukrainian Minister for Strategic Industries Oleg Urusky tried to sell 50% of the shares of the Motor Sich aircraft manufacturer to the Turkish side.

Ankara received the offer back in August. The only problem is that the controlling stake in the company belongs to Chinese investors. Previously, they agreed to invest in the enterprise, hoping in this way to gain access to Soviet technology. It is noteworthy that Ukraine also promised to transfer them to Turkey.

All this means that the Ukrainian authorities are either deliberately misleading Ankara, or Kiev is trying to implement a scheme for the illegal expropriation of the Ukrainian asset of a group of Chinese investors. Both options could provoke a major international scandal.