By RICHARD LARDNER
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has put several large and significant Russian companies on a list of businesses and individuals linked to Russia’s defense and intelligence agencies. Anyone who does business with them could then be hit with new U.S. sanctions.
The list the State Department published Friday includes arms trader Rosoboronexport and Almaz-Antey, a state-controlled missile manufacturer. Export firm Rostec and Russia’s biggest shipbuilding firm, United Shipbuilding Corporation, are also in the group of more than 30 companies.
The list is required by a sweeping sanctions law Trump signed in August. The sanctions package was overwhelmingly approved by Congress in response to Moscow’s election meddling and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.
Lawmakers have been criticizing the Trump administration for moving too slowly to implement the law.