Sanctions Update October 2018

Summary:

Damaging escalation. Since early August there have been a number of potentially damaging US sanctions put in place against Russia and the threat level of much more damaging actions is very high.

Danger period now to end-November. Between now and end November new sanctions legislation is expected to be introduced to Congress and President Trump will decide on phase 2 of the CBW sanctions. How damaging these actions, and enforcement, will be may depend on whether there are fresh accusations of election meddling against Russia during the US mid-term elections (6 November).

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