The US State Department announced the introduction of the second package of anti-Russian sanctions in the case of poisoning Skripal. The sanctions will come into force on August 26, FreeNews reported with reference to the US Federal register.
At the beginning of the month, it was reported that the Russian Embassy in Washington saw in the adoption of new sanctions “a dismissive attitude of the United States to the principle of the presumption of innocence,” and the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called it a blatant provocation.
On August 2, US President Donald Trump signed a decree on the introduction of the second package of restrictive measures against Russia, including a ban on the provision of non-ruble loans to the government of the Russian Federation. The reason for the new sanctions, the American side called the fact that Moscow has not provided guarantees of non-repetition of the situation with the Skripal.