Imposition of Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act Sanctions on Russia

Military forces work on a van in Winterslow, England, Monday, March 12, 2018, following the nerve-agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury, England, on Sunday March 4, 2018. (AP Photo)

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 8, 2018

 

Following the use of a “Novichok” nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal, the United States, on August 6, 2018, determined under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act) that the Government of the Russian Federation has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals.

Following a 15-day Congressional notification period, these sanctions will take effect upon publication of a notice in the Federal Register, expected on or around August 22, 2018.

Source: State Department