CNN: Biden administration preparing to sanction Russia over Navalny treatment this week
Washington (CNN)The Biden administration is preparing to impose sanctions on Russia over the poisoning and jailing of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny this week, two administration officials tell CNN.
The rollout of the sanctions will happen in coordination with the European Union, the officials said.
The measures and the exact timing will be fleshed out by US and EU officials in the coming days.
These sanctions would be the first costs imposed on Russia by the Biden administration and will set the tone for their policy towards Moscow going forward.
They would mark a clear departure from the approach of the Trump administration, which declined to impose penalties over the poisoning and shied away from directly confronting Russia over its nefarious actions.
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WNU Editor: I expect these sanctions will be very limited in scope. In the meantime Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been transferred to prison …. Kremlin critic Navalny moved to penal colony outside Moscow to serve jail term (Reuters).
Apparently this prison has a "harsh reputation" …. ‘They Will Break You’: Inside Navalny’s Notorious New Prison Home (Moscow Times). But truth be told. All Russian prisons are very harsh.
Update: Looks like a lot of Russian law enforcement officers are going to lose their jobs (and more) because of Navalny …. Russia Targets Officers Accused Of Leaking Data On Navalny Poisoning (RFE).Original Article
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