U.S. gets warrant to seize $45 million airplane owned by Russian energy firm Lukoil

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States obtained a warrant to seize a $45 million aircraft owned by Russian energy firm PJSC Lukoil, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.

“The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas authorized the seizure,” the department said in a statement. The aircraft flew into and out of Russia in violation of the U.S. Department of Commerce‚Äôs sanctions against Russia, the Justice Department added.