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Tags: skripal | russia | spy | poison | trump | sanctions

Trump Slaps More Sanctions on Russia in Skripal Spy Poisoning Case

Friday, 02 August 2019 09:37 AM EDT

President Donald Trump is imposing more sanctions on Russia in connection with the 2018 poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter.

A Russian lawmaker said Friday that Trump's executive order issued late Thursday will make it less likely to establish normalized U.S.-Russian relations.

The order prohibits global financial institutions from making loans and providing other assistance to Russia and bans U.S. banks from making certain loans to the Russian government.

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with the military grade nerve agent Novichok in March 2018 in the British city of Salisbury. They survived, but at least three other people became ill, including a British woman, Dawn Sturgess, who died from her exposure.

Moscow has denied wrongdoing in the spy case.

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President Donald Trump is imposing more sanctions on Russia in connection with the 2018 poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter.
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Friday, 02 August 2019 09:37 AM
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