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Sanctions on non-existent US arms exports to Russia? Agency notes Lend-Lease ended in 1945

The press service of the Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation stressed that the most recent delivery of defense equipment from the United States was recorded during the Second World War

MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. There are no arms exports from US to Russia, and no arms exports are planned, the press service of the Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation told reporters on Wednesday.

"The new US sanctions announced yesterday [on Tuesday] against our country in this particular case, when it comes to arms exports, are baffling, as there are no arms exports from the US to Russia, and naturally, none are planned," the federal service said.

The press service stressed that the most recent delivery of defense equipment from the United States was recorded during the Second World War. "To be historically accurate, the last time the US supplied military equipment of any kind to our country was during the Great Patriotic War within the Lend-Lease program, which ended on August 21, 1945, as announced by [then] President Truman," the federal service informed.

Earlier on Tuesday, the US State Department announced that Russia would be included "in the list of countries subject to a policy of denial for exports of defense articles and defense services.".