The latest package of US sanctions against Russia, announced earlier this month under the pretext of punishing Moscow for its alleged role in the Skripal poisoning, is not expected to come into effect before August 27.
"The notification… elapsed on August 22. We have submitted the Federal Register Notice enacting the sanctions and expect that it will be published on August 27th," the US State Department spokesperson told Sputnik.
Washington announced its latest anti-Russian sanctions on August 8, baldly accusing Moscow of using “chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law.” At the time the departments spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the measures were scheduled to go into effect on or around August 22.
The accusation comes despite there being zero evidence suggesting Moscow was behind the March attack, besides the highly likely mantra perpetually reiterated by the UK authorities refusing to share any details of their investigations, conducted in secrecy.
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