Also under the sanctions were officials of the Syrian Assad regime.

Council of the European Union extended sanctions against Russia over the use of chemical weapons in the British Salisbury in March 2018. As stated in the press release of the Council, the economic measures will be in effect until October 16, 2020, writes segodnya.ua.

These sanctions were imposed against four Russians, which the EU considers guilty of poisoning former GRU officer Sergei Skripal, his daughter Yulia and British, who were poisoned accidentally.

Under the sanctions were the head of the Main Directorate of the General staff of the Russian armed forces (former Main intelligence Directorate) Igor Kostyukov, his first Deputy , Vladimir Alexeevand Anatoly Chapiha (Ruslan Bashirov) and Alexander Mishkin (Alexander Petrov), whom London considers GRU officers used a chemical warfare agent.

Except the Russians, under the EU sanctions were five members of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assadthat Europe suspects in the repeated use of chemical weapons against the rebels.

In addition to individuals, the sanctions hit Syrian Center for scientific research and development (SSRC), which is suspected of developing chemical weapons.

The defendants in the sanctions list of banned entry to the EU, and EU citizens are forbidden to cooperate with them and help, and their accounts and property in Europe should be frozen.

We will remind, in the spring of last year, former double-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia have been exposed to combat nerve agent family “Rookie” printed on the door handle of their house in Salisbury. Later, independent investigators have disclosed this as a double failure of the GRU, because Skrypali survived an assassination attempt, and the names of the poisoner was revealed. They were Russian secret service Anatoly Chapiha, Alexander Mishkin and Denis Sergeev.

Because of this, in August last year, the US state Department took decision on introduction against Russia of the first package of sanctions associated with the “business Skrypalia”. Sanctions imposed in accordance with U.S. law on the control of chemical and biological weapons and prohibiting its military use from 1991 and the decree of the then US President bill Clinton 12851 1994.

On 1 August this year, the President of the United States Donald trump has signed a decree involving the introduction of a second package of sanctions against Russia. He instructed the Finance Ministry and the US state Department strongly discourage the granting of any loan, financial or technical assistance to Russia by international financial institutions. It is also forbidden to do and all the American banks.