(Worthy News) – A Chinese military agency and its director are facing U.S. sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons, the State Department announced Thursday.
China’s Equipment Development Department and director Li Shangfu made a “significant transaction” involving the purchase of Russian combat aircraft and surface-to-air missiles, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a written statement.
The purchase violated a 2017 law intended to punish the government of President Vladimir Putin for interfering in U.S. elections and other activities. Anyone engaging with Russian defense contractors or people associated with them can face economic sanctions that include prohibitions from entering the U.S. or from conducting transactions with the U.S. financial system under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. [ Source (Read More…) ]
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