Second Round of US Sanctions Against Russia Over Skripal Case to Take Effect in 15 Days

Second Round of US Sanctions Against Russia Over Skripal Case to Take Effect in 15 Days

US President Donald Trump has signed off on a second round of sanctions against Russia over the alleged poisoning of former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal in Salisbury in 2018 under the US Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act, Sputnik reports.

According to the US Department of State, the second round of sanctions will take effect after a 15-day congressional notification and will include restrictions for US-based banks to participate in primary-markets for non-rouble-denominated Russian sovereign debt.

Washington, moreover, will also oppose providing loans or financial assistance to Moscow by the international financial community, including the World Bank and the IMF.

The new sanctions will also include additional export licensing restrictions on goods and technology. Washington, however, may issue waivers from the sanctions on exports necessary for space flights and passenger aviation.

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