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The White House on Tuesday announced sanctions of Russian officials and businesses Tuesday for a nearly fatal nerve-agent attack on opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent jailing.
Senior administration officials did not immediately identify the Russian officials targeted but said some of them had been on a list of prominent business and political figures Navalny had urged the West to sanction.
The Biden administration also announced sanctions under the U.S. Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act for 13 businesses and another enterprise, most of which it said were involved in the production of biological and chemical agents.
The sanctions are the first against Russia by the Biden administration, which has pledged to confront Putin for alleged attacks on Russian opposition figures and any malign actions abroad, including the hacking of U.S. government agencies and U.S. businesses.
Speaking at the White House briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki said the sanctions were taken “in harmony” with the European Union, which already had imposed sanctions against a small number of Russian officials in Navalny’s case.
Psaki said the administration is not “naive about the challenge” and “reserves the right to take additional steps” against Moscow.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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