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The United States banned the sale of knives and refrigerators to Russia

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Washington has expanded the category of Russian Industry Sector sanctions, which now apply to the export to Russia of American equipment for oil and gas production and oil refining, with a wide range of industrial products.

The United States banned the sale of knives and refrigerators to Russia

The US Department of Commerce has expanded the list of goods prohibited for export to Russia, adding a wide range of industrial products. The list is supplemented with 205 positions at the level of six characters of the harmonized coding system for goods (international classifier).

In particular, the export of knives and blades for machines, jet, hydraulic, pneumatic engines, air conditioning units, refrigerators, freezers, fire extinguishers, lifting devices, bulldozers, various machines and machine tools, industrial robots, bearings, DC /alternating current, power generating sets, transformers, nickel-cadmium batteries, radio and television equipment, vehicles for the transport of goods, trailers and semi-trailers, equipment for photographic laboratories, surveying or topographic instruments.

The new sanctions aim to "further limit Russia's ability to withstand the economic impact of multilateral sanctions, cut sources of revenue that can support Russia's military capabilities, and harmonize US export regulations on Russia with European ones," the document, which officially takes effect, says May 11.

The administration of US President Joe Biden announced yesterday that Washington would issue a new rule restricting the supply of "wooden containers, industrial engines, boilers, motors, fans and ventilation equipment, bulldozers and many other goods with industrial and commercial applications" to Russia. The European Union is "moving in tandem [with the US]" to impose additional restrictions on the export of chemicals "which directly supply the Russian military-industrial complex," a US administration official said.

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