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The US Imposes Additional Sanctions on Russia in Response to the UK 'Novichok' Incident

5 August 2019

On August 2, 2019, the US announced that new sanctions will be imposed on Russia as required under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 in response to the March 2018 "novichok" nerve agent incident against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the UK. The additional sanctions relate to US bank loans to the Russian government, US opposition to multilateral development bank assistance, and further US Commerce Department licensing restrictions on exports to Russia.

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The US Imposes Additional Sanctions on Russia in Response to the UK 'Novichok' Incident

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