US Sanctions China for Weapon Purchase from Russia

  • After China purchased Russian surface-to-air missiles and military jets, the US has imposed sanctions. China has bought S-400 missiles and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets. The relationship of the US with Russia severed soon after the annexation of Crimea by Moscow in 2014. There have also been allegations that Russia meddled in the American election for the president in 2016. There are reports of Russia's involvement in the ongoing civil war in Syria as well. According to the officials, the main aim, however, is to target Russia with these sanctions.