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Security Watch Punishing Putin: Why Pentagon is cool to sanctions on Russian arms firm

Pentagon officials are quietly resisting possible US sanctions against the Russian arms firm Rosoboronexport, because it also supplies Mi-17 helicopters to the Afghan Air Force.

By Anna MulrineStaff writer / April 22, 2014

Kristin M. Hall/AP/File

As Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ukraine this week to confer with US allies there, back on Capitol Hill lawmakers are planning some steps of their own to ratchet up pressure on Russia.