Stacks of aluminium ingots preparing for shipping at the Sayanogorsk aluminium smelter, operated by United Co. Rusal, in Sayanogorsk, Russia, on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Rusal - the biggest aluminium producer outside China - and seven other Deripaska-linked firms were among a list of 12 Russian companies the US hit with sanctions to punish Russia for actions in Crimea, Ukraine and Syria, and attempting to subvert Western democracies. Photo: Bloomberg

US struggles with penalty on Rusal, testing Donald Trump’s use of sanctions as a weapon

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Stacks of aluminium ingots preparing for shipping at the Sayanogorsk aluminium smelter, operated by United Co. Rusal, in Sayanogorsk, Russia, on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Rusal - the biggest aluminium producer outside China - and seven other Deripaska-linked firms were among a list of 12 Russian companies the US hit with sanctions to punish Russia for actions in Crimea, Ukraine and Syria, and attempting to subvert Western democracies. Photo: Bloomberg
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