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Tigran Khudaverdyan, the previous managing director of the Yandex group, filed a lawsuit on June 7 with the EU courtroom, wherein he demanded the lifting of sanctions imposed towards him after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The RTVI TV channel drew consideration to the lawsuit.
Khudaverdyan mentioned within the lawsuit that the grounds for sanctions are inadequate, and the EU authorities shouldn’t have credible proof to assist them. The former high supervisor of Yandex mentioned that he “doesn’t assist the actions of the Russian authorities relating to the invasion of Ukraine.”
“The applicant additionally alleges that Yandex is just not a ‘key aspect in hiding data from the Russians concerning the conflict in Ukraine’ or ‘a big supply of earnings for the federal government of the Russian Federation’,” the EU courtroom mentioned in a press release.
On March 15, the European Union imposed sanctions on Tigran Khudaverdyan as a result of operation of the Yandex.Information service and protection of the conflict in Ukraine. The EU choice mentioned that in early March, the previous head of Yandex.Information, Lev Gershenzon, accused the corporate of serving as a “key aspect in hiding data” from customers concerning the conflict in Ukraine. The EU additionally indicated that on February 24, Khudaverdyan “was current at a gathering of oligarchs within the Kremlin with Vladimir Putin, the place they mentioned a plan of motion towards the backdrop of Western sanctions.”
Khudaverdyan labored because the managing director of the Yandex group, this place was created particularly for him in 2019. A number of hours earlier than the imposition of sanctions, he additionally took the place of director of Yandex in Russia. After the EU introduced sanctions, Khudaverdyan left the board of administrators of Yandex and the publish of deputy normal director of the mum or dad firm of the Yandex NV holding.
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