United States to impose new sanctions on Russia for use of nerve agent on former Russian spy

On 8 August, the U.S. Department of State announced that new sanctions would be imposed on Russia pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act). The sanctions relate to the Russian government's alleged attempt to assassinate a former Russian intelligence operative and his daughter now living in the United Kingdom using a nerve agent. These sanctions will be made public on or around 22 August through a notice in the Federal Register.

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