February 19
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The US intends to extend sanctions on Russia in the areas of defense procurements, banking sector, said US State Department spokeswoman Manisha Singh.

According to her, the US is working on a second, more punishing round of sanctions against Russia for poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Bloomberg reported.

“We plan to impose a very severe second round of sanctions,” Manisha Singh said adding that the sanctions will include “banking sanctions, prohibition on procurement of defense articles, aid money -- it’s a laundry list of items that will penalize the Russian governmemt."

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