US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny, joins EU in sanctions

Washington (AFP) – The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on senior Russian officials in a coordinated action with the European Union as US intelligence concluded that Moscow orchestrated the near fatal poisoning of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. In his first major action against Russia since taking office, President Joe Biden’s administration said it was freezing any US assets and criminalizing transactions with seven senior Russians including the director of the FSB security service. US intelligence assessed “with high confidence” that officers of the FSB, successor to the KGB…

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