US hits China with sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles

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Russian blacklist also expanded to include many indicted by Mueller for role in 2016 election meddling

The US has sanctioned the Chinese military for buying Russian fighter planes and missiles, and blacklisted more than 30 Russians, most of whom have been indicted for their role in Moscow’s effort to subvert the 2016 US election.

The new sanctions unveiled by the state department on Thursday will sharpen tensions with Beijing amid a brewing trade war – and further sour relations with Moscow.

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