U.S. State Department names Russian defence, intel firms under sanctions law

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  • Saturday, 28 Oct 2017

National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Friday named 39 Russian defence- and intelligence-related entities under a new sanctions law, belatedly taking a step to enforce legislation passed overwhelmingly by Congress.

The law, which President Donald Trump signed on Aug. 2, requires sanctions on individuals who engage in "a significant transaction" with the Russian entities.

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