CNN: Biden administration prepares to impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny poisoning and SolarWinds hack
Washington (CNN)The Biden administration is preparing to impose sanctions on Russia in the coming weeks over the poisoning and jailing of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny and the SolarWinds hack, according to two administration officials familiar with the Navalny plans and a US official familiar with the hack response discussions.
Discussions about the response to the devastating security breach of at least nine federal agencies and dozens of private businesses are still ongoing but could come within a matter of weeks, the US official said, noting that the package will likely include sanctions and a cyber component, as well as other options that make clear just how serious the Biden administration views Russia's actions more broadly.
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Update #1: President Biden prepares to announce sanctions on Russia over poisoning and jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny — Daily Mail Update #2: Biden readies his first major penalties on Russia — Politico
WNU Editor: The Biden administration promises to act sooner rather than later …. Biden administration to respond to Russian hacking, poisoning in 'weeks not months' (The Hill).Original Article
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