On October 28, 2022, a Russian Defence Ministry Press Service released a handout photo of a Ka-52 helicopter gunship firing rockets at an unknown target in Ukraine. The image was taken from video and credited to the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service and The Associated Press.
Meanwhile, on Monday, October 31, 2022, a Canadian woman named Kristina Puzyreva pleaded guilty for her role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to send electronics to Russia for military use in the conflict against Ukraine. Puzyreva is a 32-year-old woman who resides in Montreal. She pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy for helping to send pieces used in unnamed aerial vehicles (UAVs) and guided missile systems in violation of export and sanctions laws.
This case underscores the international nature of conflicts and the need for strong export control laws and sanctions to prevent the transfer of technology and materials that could be used in military operations. As such, more information about this case is expected to be released in the future.