Zakharova said the U.S. plans to impose new sanctions against Russia

© AP Photo / J. Scott ApplewhiteЗдание of Congress in Washington. Archival photoZakharova said the U.S. plans to impose new sanctions against Russia© AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite

In Moscow watching the show in the US around the initiation of new sanctions against Russia, including in the case Skripal, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

Earlier, U.S. state Department spokesman Robert Palladino informed the Congress that Russia has not fulfilled the requirements prescribed in the law «On the control of chemical and biological weapons.» He said that as you move the United States will honour existing obligations under the law. Speaking of sanctions, he noted that Washington is currently studying the effect of introducing a new anti-Russian sanctions and conducts for this reason consultation with the U.S. Congress.

«We, of course, watching the spectacle that continues to play out in the United States of America,» she said.

«We have become accustomed to this formulation of the question, for us it is not new. We understand the subtext — it is associated with a policy of containment, and, of course, with a bunch of political issues in the United States,» — said Zakharov.

Once U.S. sanctions against Russia came into force on 27 August within the framework of American law «On the control of chemical and biological weapons» from 1991. The basis for their introduction were the accusations against the Russian Federation in the use of chemical weapons in the British Salisbury, where he was poisoned, former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia. Russia denies these accusations and offers joint investigation into the incident, which London does not agree.

After the American side agreed that Russia has not provided the necessary evidence to Washington, according to the law, you start the procedure of injection of the second package of sanctions.

In Salisbury on 4 March was poisoned, former GRU officer Sergey Skripal, who was convicted earlier in Russia for treason, and his daughter Julia, which provoked an international scandal. London believes that the poisoning Skrobala substance A234 involved in the Russian government, Moscow categorically denies it. The Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that «it Skripal» is crumbling before our eyes due to the lack of any evidence against Russia.

Zakharova said the U.S. plans to impose new sanctions against Russia© Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures