The Trump administration has decided to exempt
aviation safety and space exploration technology
from new sanctions it has levied against Russia
in connection with the poisoning of a former
Russian spy and his daughter in Britain.
The State Department said that products
related to those sectors will not be automatically
subjected to an export ban that was announced
by President Donald Trump this week. The
sanctions do include a presumption of denial for
export licenses for items that could be used in the
production of chemical and biological weapons.
They also mean the U.S. will oppose loans or other
assistance to Russia by international financial
institutions like the World Bank and International
Monetary Fund and bar U.S. banks from
participating in non-ruble Russian debt financing.