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US extends anti-Russian sanctions: Russia cut off from IT services

US extends anti-Russian sanctions: Russia cut off from IT services The decision will come into force on September 12, 2024 (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

The United States has expanded sanctions against Russia. This time, America has banned providing software and IT services to individuals residing in the Russian Federation, according to the US Department of the Treasury.

The document states that the export, sale, and supply from the US, as well as through third countries, of IT consulting and design services, IT support, and cloud services for software to any individual from Russia is prohibited.

"Today’s actions ratchet up the risk of secondary sanctions for foreign financial institutions that deal with Russia’s war economy; restrict the ability of Russian military-industrial base to take advantage of certain US software and information technology (IT) services," the department says.

The decision is set to take effect on September 12, 2024.

At the same time, the new prohibitions do not extend to operations related to telecommunications technologies and humanitarian missions.

The US has imposed sanctions against the head of Gagauzia, Yevgeniya Gutsul, who is part of the criminal network of the junior oligarch-fugitive Ilan Shor.

Previously, RBC-Ukraine reported that according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, China's assistance plays a key role in Russia's war against Ukraine. In 2023, 90% of the microelectronics imported by the aggressor country came from China.