Russia faces new US sanctions over Skripal poisoning

The U.S. State Department announced it is imposing new sanctions on Russia after determining Moscow used a chemical or biological weapon to poison former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK, the BBC reports. The new sanctions, which will take effect later this month, relate to the export of sensitive electronic components and other technologies. The State Department says “more draconian” sanctions will follow within 90 days if Moscow does not give reliable assurances it will no longer use chemical weapons and does not allow on-site inspections by UN investigators.


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