US targets Chinese firm for helping Russian group in Ukraine

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chinese company for allegedly providing satellite imagery of Ukraine to help Russia’s Wagner mercenary group, while American lawmakers pushed for stronger action against Beijing.

The Treasury Department and State Department announced a slew of actions as they formally designated the Wagner Group as a transnational criminal organization, a move previewed last week by the White House.

The new sanctions ‘will further impede the Kremlin’s ability to arm its war-machine that is engaged in a war of aggression against Ukraine, and which has caused unconscionable death and destruction,’ Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement…”

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