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Aeroflot May Buy Airbus Jets, Tapping EU Sanctions Workaround

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Aeroflot PJSC is looking at purchasing eight leased Airbus SE jets after the European Union provided a mechanism for financiers to dispose of some planes held in Russia following the invasion of Ukraine, Tass reported.

Aeroflot will decide whether to buy the A330 wide-bodies at a board meeting Monday, the news agency said, citing a company filing. The aircraft are on so-called finance leases, for which the EU this month created a carve out from sanctions allowing the receipt of payments from deals signed before Feb. 26.