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U.S., Allies Cut Bulk of Russia High-Tech Imports, Raimondo Says

April 21, 2022, 11:46 PM

Actions by the U.S. and its allies to restrict Russia’s access to high-tech imports and parts has seen those shipments fall by more than 50%, frustrating the nation’s manufacturing and servicing efforts, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said.

“The Russian military is struggling to find spare parts for their tanks, for their satellites, for their rocket-mounting systems,” Raimondo told reporters in Washington Thursday. “We have denied them almost all semiconductors, night-vision goggles, avionics. We’re hearing reports of an auto manufacturing facility shutting down,” for planes being unable to fly because they don’t have spare parts.

Gina Raimondo
Photographer: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times/Bloomberg

Commerce spent months prior ...