U.S. names purpose of anti-Russia sanctions
By imposing sanctions against Russia's defense industry, the United States has no intention to undermine the Russian Federation's military capabilities, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.
"Section 231 of CAATSA and today’s actions are not intended to undermine the military capabilities or combat readiness of any country, but rather to impose costs on Russia in response to its interference in the United States election process, its unacceptable behavior in eastern Ukraine, and other malign activities," according to the statement of the office of the spokesperson.
Earlier, it was reported that the U.S. imposed sanctions on the Chinese military for buying Russia's fighter jets and missile systems. The administration also blacklisted an additional 33 people and entities associated with the Russian military and intelligence, adding them to a list under the 2017 law, known as the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, or CAATSA.