Holy crap that is some big balls. Why would you risk stealing from such a high profile plane for so little? IMO this was a foreign funded spy attack aimed at gathering information.
PD-14 engine was developed by the United Engine Corporation (UEC) in a record time after the P & W engine was denied to it under U.S. sanctions imposed in 2017 against Russian Aerospace entities.
The aircraft carries the MC- 0012 number meaning it is the twelfth prototype. Other prototypes are flying with the P & W engine.
Not true. GTF supply is not covered by the sanctions so far, though the threat is certainly real and makes the PD-14 all the more welcome. Also, this is the fifth flying airframe built, I suspect there is simply a separate numbering scheme for the PD-14 powered prototypes.