The Motor Sich corporation (Zaporozhye) may move its assembling plant to Russia or a third country, the RIA Novosti news agency reports, citing the deputy director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), Konstantin Biriulin, according to

According to Biriulin, Motor Sich’s General Director Viacheslav Bohuslaev is a smart man who is doing everything possible to avoid leaving the Russian market. "He intends to move the assembling plant to Russia or a third country," Biriulin said. He believes that such a measure could enable the corporation to preserve the Russian market for its helicopter engines.

It became known on 18 June that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has banned military-technical cooperation with Russia. The ban does not affect dual-use products, which can be used for both military and civilian purposes. Russia’s Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Yuri Slusar said on 11 August that Russia would need two years to replace Ukrainian components in its industry.

Motor Sich engages in manufacture, repair, and maintenance of gas-turbine engines for airplanes and helicopters. The corporation’s products are in operation in 106 countries. Motor Sich signed a five-year contract worth USD 1.5 billion annually with the Helicopters of Russia company in November 2011, under which it will deliver up to 270 engines for the Ka-31, Ka-32, Mi-17, Mi-8 MTV, Mi-24, and Mi-28 helicopters to Russia.