WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita's Koch Industries, the conglomerate run by billionaire Charles Koch, announced Thursday that it has sold its glass production subsidiary in Russia. 

A statement from President and COO Dave Robertson said Guardian Glass had been sold to Vladimir Alexandrovich Voronin, president of a private enterprise in the construction industry.

Robertson said in April that Russian authorities warned Guardian Glass employees would violate Russian law and could be prosecuted or imprisoned for shutting down the plants. Guardian Glass worked to find a strategy that would keep employees safe and wouldn't allow Russia to benefit financially from taking over the plants.

Below is Robertson's statement on the sale of Guardian Glass.

"In recent months, I have kept you apprised of the latest business updates regarding the two Guardian Glass plants in Russia with approximately 600 employees. In April, I shared that Guardian was working with its local management team to find an exit strategy that maintained our commitment to employees’ safety and did not result in the Russian government taking over the plants and financially benefiting from them.

"As of today, Guardian has responsibly and safely accomplished this-having sold its business in Russia to Vladimir Alexandrovich Voronin, President of FSK Group, a private enterprise in the construction industry. This is an outcome facilitated and supported by plant employees and complies with all applicable sanctions, laws and regulations.

"We continue to condemn Russia’s actions and aggression in Ukraine and remain united in support of all who have been harmed by this horrible conflict."