Andrea Tompsett: US Department of State / Wikimedia
The US does not want to apply the second package of sanctions “case Skrypalia”. This was stated by US Undersecretary of state for arms control and international security Andrea Thompson, reports TASS.
Thompson noted that the state Department did the analysis and drafted the sanctions. However, according to her, in this case, it was about the larger strategy against Russia. It is noted that the final decision would be taken by the President of the United States Donald trump and Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
3 APR Senator from the Republican party of Marco Rubio, with Democrat Chris van Chollanam introduced a bill on new sanctions against Russia in case of intervention in U.S. elections (DETER). In early April it was also reported that the U.S. Congress has lost interest in sanctions against Russia.
4 March 2018 former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia was found unconscious on a bench in the Park in the British city of Salisbury. They were poisoned with nerve substance and fell into a coma. In London believe that the attack was sanctioned by the highest leadership of Russia. Moscow has declared his innocence to the incident.
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