US imposes sanctions on Russia over poisoning of opposition leader Navalny

The US on Tuesday announced sanctions on senior Russian government officials and Russian entities in response to what US officials said was Moscow's attempt to kill opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent.

2021-03-02 06:48:00 PM

The US on Tuesday announced sanctions on senior Russian government officials and Russian entities in response to what US officials said was Moscow's attempt to kill opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent.

The US on Tuesday announced sanctions on senior Russian government officials and Russian entities in response to what US officials said was Moscow's attempt to kill opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent.

Navalny fell ill on a flight in Siberia in August and was airlifted to Germany, where doctors concluded he had been poisoned with a nerve agent. The Kremlin has denied any role in his illness and said it had seen no proof he was poisoned.The officials said Navalny was targeted for his activism in trying to raise questions about what they called Russian corruption.

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“Russia’s attempt to kill Mr. Navalny follows an alarming pattern of chemical weapons use by Russia,” a senior Biden administration official told reporters on a call. Read more: Times LIVE »

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