A new package of US sanctions against the Kremlin came into force over its involvement in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. Russia is accused of violating the US law on the control of chemical and biological weapons and the prohibition of their military use
The new package implies restrictions on “permanent imports of certain types of Russian firearms.” It also implies refusal to consider new and current applications for such contracts. In addition, additional export restrictions are imposed by the US Department of Commerce “on missile and nuclear-related products and technologies.”
The sanctions also include extending the duration of measures imposed on March 2, 2021, as well as in 2018 and 2019 in response to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Then, two packages of sanctions were introduced against the Kremlin, the legal basis for which was the 1991 law.
The above restrictions “will remain in effect for at least 12 months.”
The law provides for the possibility of lifting the sanctions if the Russian side fulfills a number of US requirements. Thus, restrictions can be lifted if the American administration “determines and certifies to Congress that Russia has fulfilled several conditions.” Thus, Moscow should “provide reliable guarantees that it will not use chemical weapons in violation of international law,” “not prepare for the use of chemical weapons in the future,” and also be “ready to allow international inspectors to verify the implementation of these guarantees” and “compensate damage to Navalny “.