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The new package of U.S. sanctions against Russia came into force at 00:00 on Monday in Washington, DC (07:00 GMT).
The state Department will no longer issue licenses to export to Russia arms and dual-use goods, with the exception of the export to space industry and in the field of civil aviation. Also stops any us aid to Russia, except for urgent humanitarian assistance, food and other agricultural products.
Moscow is also deprived of “any credit, credit guarantees and other financial support” by American companies.
The U.S. government announced on 8 August a new wave of economic restrictions that affect the export of electronics and a number of components and technologies for the oil and gas industry. Proponents of the bill accuse Moscow of involvement in the incident with the use of chemical weapons in the British Salisbury. Russia rejects the accusations and points to a lack of evidence.
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