Volkswagen warns Russian dealerships against selling to Crimea
Volkswagen dealerships around Russia have reportedly received a letter from Marcus Ozegovich, the automaker’s general director in Russia, warning that the sale of trucks, multipurpose commercial vehicles, and specialized cars is prohibited in Crimea.
Two unnamed sources confirmed to the newspaper Vedomosti that Russian car dealerships have received the warnings, and a source at Volkswagen reportedly said the company sends out these reminders regularly. Ozegovich’s letter warned that the restrictions apply not just to Crimean companies, but also to any sales to customers who plan to use the vehicles in Crimea. Sales through intermediaries are also subject to the Crimea prohibition.