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The U.S. Sanctions Russia for Skripal Poisoning—Five Months Later

The move to punish Moscow for the attempted assassination of a former Russian spy in Britain was long overdue.
Source: Grigory Dukor / Reuters

Five months after a deadly nerve agent threatened the life of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain, Donald Trump’s administration announced Wednesday that it will be imposing new sanctions on Russia for its alleged involvement in the attack.

The was made after the United States formally concluded this week that to impact hundreds of millions of dollars in trade, and have already sent the Russian ruble tumbling to .

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