Russian aircraft of sanctioned firm in stealth Waterkloof landing
The defence force says it delivered diplomatic mail, but experts suggest the crew may have feared seizure
As SA’s international alignment with global powers comes under increasing scrutiny, a military aircraft owned by a Russian company under sanctions quietly slipped into the Waterkloof Air Force Base at night on April 24.
The aircraft that landed at Waterkloof belongs to Aviacon Zitotrans, one of the commercial airlines put under sanctions by the US treasury on January 26 over its involvement in transporting armaments and components on behalf of the Russian armed forces...
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