Mercedes-Benz hopes to resume production at GAZ plant in Russia

Daimler AG sign is pictured at the IAA truck show in Hanover, Germany, September 22, 2016. — Reuters pic
Daimler AG sign is pictured at the IAA truck show in Hanover, Germany, September 22, 2016. — Reuters pic

MOSCOW, April 17 — German automaker Daimler said it hopes Mercedes-Benz will restart production of its Sprinter Classic vehicles in the near future at the site of sanctioned van maker GAZ, which is controlled by Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska.

Daimler and some others have stopped dealing with the sanctions-hit van maker. Deripaska said earlier today he was ready to give up control of GAZ. — Reuters 

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