The U.S. Sanctions Russia for Skripal Poisoning—Five Months Later

FILE PHOTO: Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki

#TIA – We’re somehow glad to be punishing Russia for its Novichok nerve agent but how about stopping its carnage in Syria? 

“Five months after a deadly nerve agent threatened the life of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain, Donald Trump’s administration announced Wednesday that it will be imposing new sanctions on Russia for its alleged involvement in the attack.

The announcement was made after the United States formally concluded this week that Russia’s alleged use of the Novichok nerve agent in the attempted assassination of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, put Moscow in violation of international law. The sanctions, which State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said are expected to go into effect later this month, will limit the export of sensitive national-security related goods to Russia. They are projected to impact hundreds of millions of dollars in trade, and have already sent the Russian ruble tumbling to a two-year low.”

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