US, by limiting technology exports, hurting Russia’s ability to wage war in Ukraine: Officials

Two Commerce officials spoke to ABC News about sanctions enforcement.

As the war in Ukraine continues, one office inside the Commerce Department in Washington is at the crossroads of innovation and national security when it comes to sanctions on Russia.

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has been controlling and enforcing exports from the United States, and when Russia invaded Ukraine, the bureau jumped in.

Export controls, according to Thea D. Rozman Kendler, assistant secretary of commerce for export administration, are