The United States will restrict the import of firearms from Russia and the export of technology to the country

Washington noted that restrictions are imposed on the basis of the law on the control of chemical and biological weapons and the prohibition of their military use

Due to the incident with Alexei Navalny, the US authorities are introducing new restrictions on the import of firearms and ammunition from Russia, as well as on the export to the Russian Federation of products and technologies related to the missile and nuclear spheres. This is stated in a statement released Friday by State Department spokesman Ned Price.

As noted in the document, these restrictions are introduced on the basis of the law on the control of chemical and biological weapons and the prohibition of their military use. These include “restrictions on the permanent import of certain types of Russian firearms.” “With regard to new and pending applications for the permanent import of firearms and ammunition produced or located in Russia, a refusal policy will be applied,” the State Department said.

In addition, the US Department of Commerce “introduces additional export restrictions on missile and nuclear-related products and technologies.” As follows from the document, the restrictions will come into force on September 7 and will be valid for “at least 12 months.” The possibility of their cancellation is envisaged if the Russian side fulfills a number of US requirements.

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