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U.S. Imposes Limited Sanctions on Russia After U.K. Poisoning

  • Sanctions target sources of foreign assistance and arms sales
  • Response is to poisoning of former Russian agent, daughter
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Hit Russia Where It Hurts With Sanctions, Sen. Van Hollen Says
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The U.S. announced details of limited new sanctions against Russia over the March poisoning in the U.K. of a former Russian agent and his daughter, the latest sign relations between the former Cold War foes continue to deteriorate.

Restrictions released by the State Department on Friday target remaining sources of foreign assistance and arms sales to Russia, and deny any U.S. credit to Russia, including through the Export-Import Bank. The announcement follows the Trump administration’s decision in March to expel 60 Russian diplomats and shutter a consulate in Seattle.