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New US sanctions hit 48 Russian defence companies

28th March 2022 - 15:57 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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Producer of the Mi-24, Russian Helicopters was included in the new US sanctions (Photo – Rostec)

A new package of sanctions imposed by the US affects Russian manufacturers of unmanned and communication systems, missiles, ammunition, helicopters, aircraft and imaging equipment.

The US government is intensifying the pressure on Russia by announcing a new package of sanctions on 24 March. The measures issued by the US Department of the Treasury will affect 48 defence companies that produce weapons and systems used in the invasion of Ukraine.

US President Joe Biden claimed that these are the most significant economic sanctions regime ever imposed and will ‘cripple [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s economy and punish him for his actions.’

The latest measures apply to manufacturers of unmanned and communication systems, missiles, ammunition, helicopters, aircraft, and spectral and thermal imaging equipment as well as suppliers of metal

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