The US will also block the export to Russia of dual-use items, such as household appliances, to prevent them from being reused for military purposes.

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The administration Bidenin an effort to make stricter application of sanctions against Moscowwill put more emphasis on block countries and companies around the world from sending products and technology to Russia that could be repurposed for military usesaid Under Secretary of the Treasury, Wally Adeyemo.

“We are going to increasingly go after dual-use items to make sure that Russia cannot turn its manufacturing plants into plants to build weapons of war.”said the official in the “Balance of Power” program of Bloomberg Television with David Westin.

As an example, Adeyemo said that RThe usia has resorted to importing items such as refrigerators and microwave ovens to strip them of semiconductors and reuse them for military purposes.

On February 23, the Secretary of State Anthony Blinken I declare that China he had probably approved the sale to Russia of his companies’ non-lethal dual-use items. Days earlier, he had warned that China was considering supplying Russia with weapons and ammunition to support Moscow’s war effort in Ukraine. Chinese officials denied the accusation, calling it “disinformation.”

Adeyemo’s remarks revealed that China was not the only country the Treasury was watching.

“We have made it clear to indian companies and to Indian individuals that if they do things like provide Russia with material support – for example weapons or goods that can be used to make weapons – we are going to be in a position where we will use our sanctions and export controls to go after them as well “, said.

US Treasury Assistant Secretary Wally Adeyemo (Reuters)
US Undersecretary of the Treasury, Wally Adeyemo (Reuters) (JOHANNA GERON /)

The United States issued a new round of sanctions against more than 250 individuals and entities.among them the MTS Banka Russian financial company linked to the United Arab Emirates.

Other goals were Credit Bank of Moscow, one of the ten largest Russian banks, several wealth management companies, arms dealers and suppliers of materials used in weapons and military equipment. Notably, the US has also sanctioned German and Swiss nationals it claims are linked to acquiring Western technologies for Russia.

The measure, taken in coordination with the allies of the group of sevenalso targets suspected sanctions evaders in various countries, from the United Arab Emirates to Switzerland.

“Our sanctions have short- and long-term impacts, which are seen in Russia’s difficulties in resupplying weapons and in its isolated economy,” US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a statement. “Our steps taken today with our G7 partners show that we will be with Ukraine for as long as it takes,” she added.

The White House announced last Friday that the Pentagon will contribute 2,000 million dollars in ammunition and an assortment of small drones with state-of-the-art technology to the fight against Russia.

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