President of the United States Donald Trump is going to implement a new package of sanctions because of the poisoning of the Skripals, the Russian citizens who reside in the UK. Politico reported that on August 2.
Earlier this week, leaders of the Senate Committee for Foreign Affairs sent a bipartite letter to the White House, urging Trump to impose the restrictions against Russia.
It is still unknown if the topic was brought up during the recent phone conversation between Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in British Salisbury in March 2018. The-then British PM Theresa May stated that Russia was responsible for that, and the investigation confirmed the use of the Novichok nerve agent produced in Russia.
Later, it was reported that there could be four more suspects in the Skripal case, apart from Aleksandr Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whose names were revealed by the British counter-intelligence.
As it was reported earlier, one of the suspects of poisoning Sergey Skripal in British Salisbury, Russian Ruslan Boshirov turned out to be Anatoliy Chepiga, the Colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia (GRU).