John Mackenroth: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
Republican Senator John McCain expressed support for the new package of anti-Russian sanctions. About this politician wrote on Twitter.
“It’s nice to see that the state Department imposes new sanctions against Russia over chemical attack in the UK,” he said in his microblog.
He added that the state Department should ensure that “sanctions are implemented quickly and fully”.
August 8, state Department spokesman Heather Nauert reported the introduction of new sanctions against Russia, accusing Moscow of “using biological or chemical weapons in violation of international law or against its own citizens”.
The first block, which begins on August 22, assumes a complete ban on exports to Russia of electronic devices and components of dual use. The second set of sanctions that can be imposed, suspended for three months, involves the downgrading of diplomatic relations, withdrawal of permission for Aeroflot to make flights to the USA, and also the almost complete cessation of trade between the countries.
The Russian foreign Ministry vowed that Moscow will be engaged in developing responses.
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