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U.S. officially announces new sanctions against Russia due to Skripals poisoning

These are expected to take effect on August 19
15:21, 3 August 2019
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The U.S. State Department announced the introduction of the second package of sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning of ex-intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in the UK. The press service of the State Department reported that.

It is noted that the new sanctions will enter into force 15 days after the notification of Congress, most likely on August 19.

The new sanctions stipulate that banks will not be able to participate in the initial sale of sovereign debt not denominated in rubles and to provide loans to the Russian government. The United States also intends to further impede the provision of financial or technical assistance to Russia by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
 
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The sanctions will be valid for at least 12 months.

Note that the United States and European countries expelled dozens of Russian diplomats. The U. S. provided the first package of sanctions against the Russian Federation on April 6. The bill proposed to impose sanctions on those involved in the assassination attempt on Skripal, as well as on Russian financial institutions, until "Putin stops his practice of killing expatriates and dissidents outside Russia."

We recall that Sergei Skripal is a former Russian military intelligence officer who also worked for British intelligence services. He and his daughter Julia, were found unconscious in March 2018 after being poisoned by a nerve agent. Both survived the attack.

According to the European Union, four employees of the Russian military intelligence are responsible for the storage, transportation and use of the poisonous substance in Salisbury: Anatoly Chepiga, Alexander Mishkin, Igor Kostyukov and Vladimir Alekseev.
 
 
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