The US authorities sent & nbsp; Germany a request to seize a private jet, which, according to them, belongs to a Russian billionaire Evgeny Prigozhin. Berlin refused to do this, reports the German newspaper Die Zeit.
According to the newspaper, American diplomats handed over the plane's dossier to the German Foreign Ministry at the end of 2021. The documents say that the Hawker 800 XP jet has been under maintenance at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport since the end of 2020. It is registered to a dummy company from the San Marino Club Group.
The German government has refused to confiscate the plane due to opaque ownership schemes. At the same time, the German side decided to initiate a customs check, until its completion, the owner of the plane will not be able to use it.
Prigozhin himself told the newspaper that he did not own the plane and he was “ sorry for the real owner '', because they want to take it away from him plane and assign it.