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US to impose new sanctions on Russia

 

The United States says it will impose new sanctions on Russia for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempt to kill a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were left seriously ill after being poisoned with Novichok in Salisbury in March, though they have now recovered.

A UK investigation blamed Russia for the attack, but the Kremlin has strongly denied any involvement.

Russia has criticized the new sanctions as "draconian".

In a statement the US state department confirmed it was implementing measures against Russia over the incident.

Source: Radio Pakistan