After the European sanctions against senior officials in Russia over the case of the opposition Alexei Navalny, a senior American official announces the imposition of US sanctions on 14 Russian entities.
A high-ranking US official announced today, Tuesday, that his country has imposed sanctions on 14 Russian entities “related to the production of biological and chemical weapons,” as he put it.
The US official said the sanctions are on the case of the Russian dissident Alexey Navalny It is the first step, and there are more measures against Russia, “referring to” imposing sanctions on 7 high-level Russian officials. “
The official added, “There are Russian, German and Swiss institutions that are on the US sanctions list over the Navalny case.”
German media, for its part, said that the European Union includes Russian personalities on the sanctions list.
The American “CNN” network reported yesterday, Monday, that the administration of US President Joe Biden is preparing to impose sanctions on Russia “against the background of the poisoning and imprisonment of Navalny,” according to its accusation, while Russia denies the accusations.
The US sanctions come in conjunction with Sanctions imposed by members of the European Union Yesterday, Monday, Russian officials, including four senior members of the justice and law enforcement authorities, said they were “involved in the arrest of the opposition Navalny.”
Commenting on the sanctions, the Russian Presidency considered the “Kremlin” today, Tuesday, that the Western sanctions against itUseless“.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, “Those who continue to rely on these measures should think a little bit about it.” He asked about “the goals that they achieve through the sanctions policy,” stressing that this policy “does not achieve its goals.”
Last week, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, denounced European punitive measures against her country, Describing the European decision as a “mortgagee” to the United States.
It is reported that Navalny was arrested upon his return to Moscow Last January, during his return from Germany, then Sentenced by the Court of Appeal In Moscow, he was sentenced to two and a half years.