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Russian Federation threatens retaliatory measures as USA imposes fresh sanctions

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   PUNISHMENT Trump's administration will slap Russia with a new round of sanctions DS PUNISHMENT Trump's administration will slap Russia with a new round of sanctions
Priscilla Morrison | 10 August, 2018, 10:59

The United States will impose sanctions on Russia for its use of a nerve agent in an attempt to kill a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain.

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the action was aimed at punishing Russian President Vladimir Putin's government for having "used chemical or biological weapons in violation of worldwide law".

New sanctions are expected to come into effect on or around August 22 following a 15-day Congressional notification period.

Per BBC, US investigators have determined the country is behind the March 4 poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal, who were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, England.

Peskov was referring to the nerve-agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. The spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said it was too early to talk about Russian countermeasures because the full scope of the USA sanctions was not yet known. This included siding with the Russian leader over USA intelligence regarding alleged Kremlin interference in the 2016 elections that brought Trump to the White House.

"The Russian government engages in a range of malign activity around the globe", Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said at the time, saying Russia has continued to occupy Ukraine's Crimea region, supplied weapons to the Syrian regime, and engaged in cyberwarfare.

The law requires the president to terminate arms sales, deny usa credit and prohibit the export of sensitive technology to any country using chemical or biological weapons.

"The UK welcomes this further action by our USA allies".

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The announcement of USA sanctions caused the value of the ruble to plunge early Thursday and Russian stock markets to fall.

This week, Britain's the Guardian newspaper reported London is preparing to ask Moscow to extradite two Russian citizens suspected of carrying out the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

A former Defense Department official, Mark Simakovsky, said Wednesday that a second tranche would target Russian exports to the U.S. and theoretically could include restrictions on flights by the state airline Aeroflot as well as a downgrade of diplomatic relations.

Russia's delegation to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on August 9 accused the West of acting as prosecutor, judge, and executioner.

Russian Federation will decide on retaliatory measures to U.S. sanctions imposed over a nerve agent attack in Britain blamed on Moscow, which it denies, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

The leaders, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had met at summit in Helsinki.

The State Department's announcement fuelled already worsening investor sentiment about the possible impact of more sanctions on Russian assets and the rouble at one point slid by over one per cent against the dollar, hitting a two-year low, before recouping some of its losses. Rand Paul hand-delivered a letter from Mr. Trump to Putin, asking for "expanding dialogue".

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