The United States announced on Saturday the imposition of a new set of sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergey Scrippal in British Salisbury in 2018.
He accused Russian intelligence agents of poisoning Scrippel and his daughter in the English city in March last year with nerve gas Nuvichuk, which was developed during the Soviet era. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagos said in a statement that Washington would oppose any loan or technical assistance to Russia By the international financial institutions, and will impose restrictions that prevent US banks from financing Russian sovereign debt.
The United States will also impose restrictions on exports of goods and technology to Russia, Ortagos said.
The attack in Salisbury was the first chemical weapons attack in Europe since World War II, provoking international outrage and the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Western countries. Moscow denies any role in poisoning the spy, offering many different explanations and charging in return.