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The anti-Russian sanctions of the USA because of "were put by Skripalya" have come into force — Rambler News Service


Photo: Christian Ohde/globallookpress.com the First package of sanctions of State Department of the USA against Russia which is entered in connection with so-called "business by Skripalya" has come into force today, on August 27. The draft of new sanctions has been submitted on August 24. According to the document, the USA, in particular, has imposed a ban on assistance of Russia according to the Law on the foreign help of 1961 (Foreign Assistance Act of 1961) except for urgent humanitarian aid and shipments of food or other agricultural products. The USA also since August 27 stops within the Law on control over export of arms (Arms Export Control Act) granting the Russian Federation services in the military sphere and also issue of licenses for export to Russia of any goods which are included into "The list of arms of the USA" (United States Munitions List). At the same time these restrictions won't extend to issue of licenses in support of government cooperation in the sphere of space and commercial space start-up. Besides, the document imposes a ban on providing foreign military financing to Russia according to the law on control over export of arms of the USA and on granting the credits, credit guarantees or other measures of financial support by any state structures of the USA, including Export-import bank of the USA. The document provides the ban on export to Russia of any goods and technologies according to a part of the check list established by section 2404 (c) (1) annexes to article 50 of the Code of the USA. In the document it is also noted that export of goods and technologies for the Russian state or financed by the state enterprises will be considered on an individual basis taking into account policy of "a refusal presumption". At the beginning of August, 2018 the USA announced new sanctions against Russia because of allegedly use of chemical weapon by it in the British Salisbury. It was expected that the first package of sanctions will be entered on August 22. The second package of sanctions can be entered in case Russia doesn't provide "reliable guarantees" of the fact that it won't use chemical weapon in the future, and won't agree to conducting checks "on the place" inspectors of the UN. This package can include such measures as reduction of diplomatic relations and practically all trade between the countries.

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