The US tightened export restrictions against Russia

The United States has tightened export restrictions against Russia, China, and Venezuela.

The corresponding document was published by the Bureau of industry and security of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in April. It came into force yesterday.

The new rules apply to issue licenses for exports to Russia, North Korea, and Venezuela of goods that can be used for military purposes. So, the list includes dozens of new items from the fields of instrumentation and engineering, telecommunications, software, and technology, including space (except those required for the ISS), as well as sensors, lasers, and other equipment. To export such material, you will need special permission from the US authorities.

The Agency’s decision was based on the US national security strategy, according to which Moscow and Beijing “support the dictatorship in Venezuela and seek to expand military ties and military sales throughout the region.”