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Russia reportedly plans to 'reject' US-made electronic goods

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Russia reportedly intends to stop buying certain electronic goods made in the US in reaction to fresh sanctions from the US government.

The Russian government will no longer purchase devices and components from the US that can be used for both civilian and military purposes, Reuters reported Thursday, citing the RIA news agency. Russia will source them elsewhere.

The US Treasury Department on Tuesday widened sanctions against Russia by blacklisting several companies and people it accused of breaking laws against cooperation with the Federal Security Service, the KGB successor that's believed to carry out many of the government's cyberattacks, according to the Wall Street Journal.

"We will in any case reject all American components as this bell has sounded," said Alexei Kondratiev, deputy head of the defense and security commission in Russia's upper house of parliament, according to RIA. "Third countries including China have analogous models of what we buy from the United States. The arms market is built on universal exchange so we will in any case find a way out."

The White House didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Kremlin on Wednesday denied involvement in an attempt to hack US political organizations spotted by Microsoft, as well as in a Facebook influence campaign.

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