Washington, (ANTARA) News - U.S. sanctions against Russia tied to a nerve agent attack in Britain, which were announced earlier this month, will officially take effect on Monday, according to a notice posted on Friday at the Federal Register.

The State Department`s plans to terminate foreign assistance and some arms sales and financing to Russia, as well as deny the country credit and prohibit the export of security-sensitive goods and technology will be formally published on Aug. 27, according to the notice in the register, a daily catalogue of
actions and regulations at government agencies. That publication will officially put the sanctions into effect.

Plans to impose the sanctions were announced by the Trump administration on Aug. 8 for what the State Department said was Moscow`s use of a nerve agent against a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain.

Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russia`s GRU military intelligence service, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, were found slumped unconscious on a bench in the southern English city of Salisbury in March after a liquid form of the Novichok type of nerve agent was applied to his home`s front door. Both survived the attack.

The U.S. sanctions would cover sensitive national-security controlled goods under the 1991 Chemical and Biological Weapons and Warfare Elimination Act, said Reuters.

Space flight activities, government space cooperation and areas covering commercial aviation safety would be exempted from the sanctions according to the notice, which said the exemptions are "essential to the national security interests of the United States."

Urgent humanitarian assistance and food would also be allowed, the notice said.

The measures will add to a raft of existing U.S. sanctions on Russia, including for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Moscow has denied involvement in the nerve agent attack in Britain, and has also denied interference in the 2016 election.

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