Economy 09-08-2018

NATO endorses new US sanctions against Russia for the Skripal case

NATO supports new US sanctions against Russia for its alleged involvement in the Salisbury poisoning, an Alliance official told Sputnik.

"For the international community, sanctions are an important tool to keep the pressure on Russia, so that it fulfills its commitments," said the source who requested anonymity.

The official, who works at NATO headquarters in Brussels, recalled that the allies had condemned the attack with the use of a nerve agent in Salisbury and expressed support for the United Kingdom, which blames Russia for what happened.

The US Department of State announced on August 8 the imposition of restrictions on Russia for its alleged involvement in the Skripal case. The sanctions will take effect after a period of fifteen days notice, on August 22.

Sergei Skripal, an ex-official of Russian military intelligence recruited in the 90s by the British secret service MI6 and naturalized in the United Kingdom, and his daughter Yulia, were found unconscious at the beginning of last March near a shopping center in the British city of Salisbury

Nothing more open the investigation, that according to Scotland Yard will last for several months, London blamed Moscow for being behind the poisoning and cataloged the weapon as neuroparalyzing Novichok class, supposedly developed by Russian chemists.

Moscow rejects the London accusations, which it considers unfounded, and continues to demand access to the evidence in order to collaborate with the investigation.


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