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Western Tech Sanctions on Russia Begin to Bite

A multilateral approach to export controls is squeezing Russia’s supply chains, hampering its ability to resupply its military.
Western exports controls on technology shipments to Russia in response to Ukraine invasion

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By George Leopold

What’s at stake?
As the economic sanctions imposed by the West seek to cut off the Kremlin from funding to wage its war, there are signs that the unprecedented Western­ and East Asian cooperation on technology export controls is depriving Russian forces of tools to fight it. But those measures are most effective as long-game strategies, and Ukraine doesn’t have that kind of time.

Current and former U.S. officials overseeing Western efforts to cut off Russia’s access to dual-use technologies say those efforts are beginning to bear fruit as Moscow struggles to refit its battered military.

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