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US sanctions UAE, Turkey, China firms for allegedly aiding Russia in Ukraine

The move targets the development of Russia’s defense and technology sectors and aims to weaken it in its war against Ukraine.
A Russian flag raised at the Russia Embassy in Washington, DC, April 15, 2021.

The United States on Thursday tightened its grip on Russia’s international supply chains by sanctioning more than 200 individuals and companies,  including entities in the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, that it claims are helping Moscow in its war effort against Ukraine.

The latest effort is aimed at restricting the development of Russia’s defense and technology sectors as well as preventing foreign companies from moving goods into Russia that aid in the full-scale attack on Ukraine launched in February 2022.

Chinese, Emirati, Russian, Swiss and Turkish companies were on the latest sanctions list, which includes several logistics and financial services companies.

The State Department announced in a statement that it had designated several defense-related entities and procurement companies in the UAE and Russia that helped the Kremlin acquire components that officials call “high priority dual-use goods” to help with its war.

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