US and EU sanction seven Russian officials over Alexei Navalny poisoning

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    The US on March 2, 2021, imposed sanctions on seven senior Russian officials as Washington declassified an intelligence finding that Moscow orchestrated the near fatal poisoning of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. In a coordinated action with the European Union, the US said it was freezing US assets of the seven officials and criminalising any transactions with them.

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