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Сhief designer of Soyuz military plant and his family revealed as owners of UK mansion and EU-based firm, reports Navalny LIVE

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Anna Okroyan, the daughter of Mkrtich Okroyan, the chief designer of Russia’s Soyuz military plant, has been revealed as the owner of a mansion in the UK by associates of jailed Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny.

Okroyan’s father’s factory has developed engines for the Kh-22 anti-ship missiles. Soyuz-designed engines can also be installed in the Kh-59 and Kalibr cruise missiles, which Russian forces have been using since the first day of the invasion of Ukraine, reported Navalny LIVE.

“The mansion was bought in 2020 for almost six million pounds, or half a billion roubles. Its only owner is Anna Mkrtichevna Okroyan,” the investigation said. Navalny's associates pointed out that neither Soyuz nor Okroyan have yet been sanctioned.

Mkrtich Okroyan and his wife Alla Baban are both UK residents, and are also the registered owners of a business in Poland.

Okroyan's wife and their son Andranik are also shareholders of the Balashikha casting and mechanical plant, with Okroyan listed as a member of its board of directors. The Balashikha factory has already been sanctioned for the production of weapons, such as parts for the Ka-52 attack helicopter.

In mid-January, Russian forces struck an apartment building in Dnipro with a Kh-22 missile. The attack killed over 40 people, including children. Dozens more were wounded.

The same missile hit the Amstor shopping center in Kremenchuk last summer, killing at least 20 people. Three Kh-22 missiles also hit a residential building in the settlement of Serhiivka in the Odesa region in early July, killing 21 people.

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