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U.S. Targets Russian Military Procurement Network Amid War With New Sanctions

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On Wednesday, the United States slapped Russia’s further sanctions in response to Ukraine’s conflict. These measures were directed at a network Washington said was buying military and dual-use technology from American suppliers and selling them to Russian consumers.

Yury Yuryevich Orekhov, a Russian citizen, accused of acting as a procurement agent, and two of his firms, Nord-Deutsche Industrieanlagenbau GmbH and Opus Energy Trading LLC, were the targets of penalties, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

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Wally Adeyemo, the deputy secretary of the Treasury, said that the sanctions and export restrictions imposed by a large coalition of partners had made it more difficult for Russia to get “inputs and technology” for its conflict.

Russia’s desperation has caused them to resort to subpar suppliers and old equipment, so we know these efforts are directly impacting the battlefield, he said in a statement.

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