America Will Impose Sanctions On Russia For Poisoning Opposition Leader Alex Navalny
In the US, the government led by President Joe Biden is preparing to impose sanctions on the Russian government for poisoning and jailing opposition leader Alex Navalny in Russia. CNN published this report on Monday.
Quoting two Biden administration officials, CNN wrote that the US will decide together with the European Union what kind of sanctions to impose and for how long. According to one official, a possible option would be to issue an executive order to the US. Sanctions should be imposed on Russia for its constant attack on democracy.
The US is also angry with Russia over Solarwinds, cyber security hacking and the placing of bounties on the heads of American soldiers in Afghanistan. This would be the first sanctions on Russia by the Biden administration and it would be the first Russian sanctions during his predecessor Donald Trump’s regime. There is an opposite attitude from the relationships that have been together.
Trump has often been accused of being soft on Russian President Vladimir Putin. Especially during the meeting in the year 2018, Trump supported Putin’s claim that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 US election. While American intelligence agencies had given evidence of his interference.
American intelligence agencies had given evidence of his interference. The European Union on Monday approved sanctions against top Russian officials. At the same time, the United Nations Human Rights Commission has demanded an international investigation into the poisoning of Navelni and his early release.