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U.S. sanctions against Russia for Skripal's poisoning comes into force

Source : 112 Ukraine

The second part of the sanctions will be imposed if Russia does not agree to stop the use of the chemical weapons and will not allow UN observers to hold the inspections in 90 days
11:21, 27 August 2018

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On August 27, the sanctions of the U.S. against Russia concerning the Skripal's case have come into force as the U.S. State Department reported.

The package of sanctions will include the ban for the provision of the external assistance to Russia, sale of weapons and financing of such deals, refusal from the credits by the state bodies of the U.S. and ban for export of dual-use goods and technologies.

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The sanctions provide the stop of the financing of the deals on the sale of weapons to Russia.

Also, within the new sanctions package, the U.S. stops the crediting and financial aid of the U.S. state bodies: the refusal to provide Russia any credit, credit guarantee or provision of the financial aid by any department, state agency or other institution of the U.S., including the Export-Import Bank of the US.

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The sanctions provide the stop of the sale of any defense goods, defense services, engineering design and construction services and the licenses for the export of any goods from the U.S. equipment list to Russia.

U.S. State Department defined the refusal to use these sanctions against issuance of the licenses in the support of the state cooperation on space and commercial space launches as the necessary in the interests of the national security of the US. Such licenses will be provided in the particular case in accordance with the policy of the export licensing for Russia until these sanctions came into force.

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Moreover, the sanctions will concern the export of the goods and technologies to Russi, which are "sensitive" from the point of view of the national security and defined at the checklist.

The second part of the sanctions will be imposed if Russia does not agree to stop the use of the chemical weapons and will not allow UN observers to hold the inspections in 90 days.

As we reported the U.K. urged the U.S. and EU to coordinate sanctions against Russia. Also, the U.S. imposed new anti-Russian sanctions because of poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

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