Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

U.S. to sanction Russian Federation for carrying out Salisbury nerve agent attack

Sergei and Yulia Skripal were attacked with novichok and found slumped on a bench in Salisbury in March Image Sergei and Yulia Skripal were attacked with novichok and found slumped on a bench in Salisbury in March
Jeannette Daniel | 08 August, 2018, 23:28

Mr Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter were found slumped unconscious on a bench in the southern English city of Salisbury in March after a liquid form of the nerve agent was applied to his home's front door.

While Trump has cast doubt on US intelligence agencies' finding that Russia interfered in the election and sought to help him win, his administration has repeatedly expanded USA sanctions on Russia as top officials have reaffirmed the findings on Russian election interference.

"Following a 15-day Congressional notification period, these sanctions will take effect upon publication of a notice in the Federal Register, expected on or around August 22, 2018", the department continued.

Prime Minister said Russian Federation was "highly likely" behind the attack on May 3, basing her accusation on intelligence and analysis of the poison - a nerve agent developed under the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 70s.

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The move was announced on Wednesday by the USA state department.

The U.S. announced new sanctions on Russia Wednesday, saying it's made a final determination that Vladimir Putin's government was responsible for the March 4 nerve-agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the United Kingdom.

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, accused Britain of making baseless accusations over the poisonings and suggested the case could be driven by domestic issues in the United Kingdom.

A couple from Salisbury, Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess, came into contact with the same deadly batch of nerve agent nearly three months later on June 30.

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