Biden’s leadership will impose sanctions on Russia over the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
According to Politico, the United States coordinates with its European allies a deployment of sanctions opposed to Russia in the coming weeks.
Sources told the media that U. S. sanctions opposing Russia would be the first major step in Biden’s management to hold the country accountable for human rights violations, which President Joe Biden considers a priority on its foreign policy agenda.
The main points of the reaction were not revealed, however, one source said the United States is “considering the policy options to be had. “
“We will stand by in the face of these human rights violations,” the official said.
Biden leadership prepares to impose sanctions on Russia over imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny
Navalny (pictured), 44, anti-corruption researcher and top prominent critic of Vladimir Putin, arrested in Moscow last month on his return from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from poisoning through a nerve agent he attributes to the Kremlin.
Daniel Fried, undersecretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs at the State Department, told Politico: “I don’t think we can save [Russian President] Putin from sending Navalny to a penal colony. But acting temporarily now, at least, according to Putin’s calculations, the United States is in a position to act.
Biden’s administration is also starting from scratch with Russia’s sanction and won a full package of sanctions from the previous administration.
Sources told the news that the package proposed 3 types of sanctions: magnitsky law sanctions opposed to Americans holding Navalny; sanctions under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Elimination of War Act 1991 (CBW Act); decree 13382.
Meanwhile, the European Union’s foreign ministers agreed monday to impose new sanctions against Russian officials related to Navalny’s imprisonment, and expressed fear that the Moscow government will appear to see the bloc of 27 nations as an adversary.
“We have reached political agreement to impose restrictive measures on the culprits of the arrest, conviction and persecution of (Navalny),” EU foreign policy leader Josep Borrell said after presiding over his assembly in Brussels.
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