The State Department announced the imminent introduction of a new package of sanctions against Russia - this time they are connected with the case of Skripale, which they tried to kill in London.
New sanctions should come into force on August 22, and news of them has already caused the collapse of the ruble to a two-year minimum - today for the first time since November 2016, the dollar exchange rate in Russia has exceeded 66 rubles.
New sanctions against Russia will be associated with a ban on the export to the Russian Federation of a number of goods related to national security. In addition, if within three months Moscow does not give guarantees that it will stop chemical attacks, and will not allow foreign inspectors to inspect their chemical weapons production facilities, the second package of sanctions will be followed by a second one. It is assumed that Aeroflot will be banned from flights to the USA, the level of mutual trade between the countries will also be minimal.
The editors of uznayvse.ru remind that in March of this year, a former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter were poisoned in London. Both of them were lucky enough to survive, but it turned out that they were trying to kill them with a substance called “Novice” developed in the USSR.