Russian Federation slams "unacceptable" new US sanctions

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The action is aimed at punishing President Vladimir Putin's government for having "used chemical or biological weapons in violation of global law", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

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.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov came out swinging Thursday morning against a new round of USA sanctions against Russian Federation.

The Trump administration's decision to impose further sanctions against Russia following the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the United Kingdom earlier this year is "categorically unacceptable" and "illegal", according to President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

The sanctions, according to the State Department statement, will take place on August 22, 2018, following a "15-day congressional notification period".

The sanctions are created to target electronic devices and some large equipment, including aircraft gas turbine engines, with an exemption for equipment used for mutual U.S. -Russia space exploration.

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It's a benefit, they argue, of policies put in place amid a raft of Western sanctions imposed over Russian actions in Ukraine and alleged interference in the USA 2016 presidential elections.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (front) and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attend a session of the Council of Heads of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Sochi on 11 October 2017. Royce had previously accused Trump of ignoring the Russian nerve agent attack.

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They are being imposed in response to a 1991 United States law which requires export controls to be imposed on any country found to have used chemical weapons.

The Associated Press also reported that U.S.is going to impose fresh sanctions against Russian Federation.

A State Department official denied that the actions undermined President Trump's continued assertions that he would like to improve relations with Russian Federation.

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The United States was "attempting to invent a pretext for increased sanctions against the DPRK". The White House and State Department did not immediately return requests for comment.

A police tent covers the spot in Salisbury, Britain, March 6, 2018, where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found critically ill. "Such a message might not go down well in Moscow", Prof Cullinane added.

The sanctions are to take effect on or around 22 August, she stated. Russia's political and business leaders were quick to chalk up a summit last month between President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin as a victory.

The State Department said the sanctions will be imposed on Russian Federation because it used a chemical weapon in violation of worldwide law.

The sanctions announcement coincided with reports that the White House is drafting its own executive order that would sanction foreigners involved in election interference.

Paul said the letter "emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges".

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