The Chinese firm based in Luxembourg denies allegations from the US that it provided satellite images to the Wagner mercenary group active in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Spacety Luxembourg published a statement on Monday to assure that it is fully complying with sanctions against Russia:

"We do hereby solemnly affirm and declare that we have been strictly abiding by the laws and regulations of relevant countries and regions in course of business development, and fully comply with the international sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and the European Union, and never have any ties with Russia at all after international sanctions were imposed."

The statement further notes that all of the firm's products and services are of civil and commercial nature, not designed for military purposes.

Spacety emphasises that they broke any ties with Russian entities since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine:

"We have never had any commercial relationship, or made any deal, or signed any agreements with the Russian entity accused by the United States and we have stopped all the commercial relationships or business with other Russian entities since the Russo-Ukrainian War started, and we have never and ever participated in any form of military activities in support of the Russo-Ukrainian War and the Wagner Group."

According to the statement, the firm is currently in contact with all involved parties in an effort to guarantee fair and just treatment in this case and get any opinion differences or misunderstandings out of the way.

Spacety, which opened an office in Luxembourg back in 2019, was placed on the list of US-sanctioned entities on 27 January. The firm is accused of supplying satellite images to the Wagner mercenary group active in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.