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The US will introduce large-scale new sanctions against Russia due to the death of Navalny

The United States of America will announce a major package of sanctions against Russia on February 23 in connection with the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the two-year war in Ukraine, reports Reuters.

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US President Joe Biden stated this while talking to reporters during a trip to California.

According to White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, the upcoming sanctions against the Russian Federation will be aimed at a number of objects, including the country's defense and industrial bases, as well as sources of income for the economy. The package “will hold Russia accountable for what happened to Navalny” and for its actions during the war in Ukraine, White House national security spokesman John Kirby said.

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A senior US official stressed that a package of sanctions is already being planned for the second anniversary of the full-scale war, which Washington will now review and supplement in response to Navalny’s death.

Brian Nelson, who oversees financial intelligence and counterterrorism at the Treasury Department, discussed sanctions over Navalny's death during a trip to Europe this week, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Nelson, during visits to Germany, Belgium and France ahead of the second anniversary of the full-scale war in Ukraine, among other things, discusses Washington's authority to target those who finance Russia's military production efforts (even if these people are in third countries).

The United States has already imposed a wide range of sanctions related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, including against Russian President Vladimir Putin, officials and banks.

Washington previously imposed sanctions over Navalny's poisoning and imprisonment in 2020, including against people linked to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) and other officials.

Politician Alexei Navalny died on February 16 in correctional colony No. 3 in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia.

Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Kirby said the United States is demanding "full transparency" from Russia about how Navalny died.

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"Whatever story the Russian government decides to tell the world, it is clear that President Putin and his government are responsible for Navalny's death," Kirby said.

The US Embassy in Moscow has requested additional information about Navalny's death.

As ForumDaily wrote earlier:

  • On the morning of August 20, 2020, during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow, the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), Alexei Navalny, became ill on the plane. The liner made an emergency landing in Omsk, where Navalny was hospitalized in emergency hospital No. 1, in the toxic intensive care unit. There the politician fell into a coma.
  • Ex-FSB officer and opposition politician Gennady Gudkov toldwhy Navalny's associates and other politicians call the version of the involvement of the special services a priority, as well as how and with what the oppositionist could have been poisoned.
  • August 21, 2020 Alexei Navalny's wife Yulia signed permission to transport her husband for treatment in Germany. On the morning of August 22, Navalny taken by plane to Berlin... He was still in a coma.
  • The clinic where Navalny was taken confirmed the assumptions about his poisoning. Clinical studies spoke of a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors.
  • Transportation of an opposition politician to Germany on a special medical plane paid for by Russian businessman Boris Ziminwho now lives in the United States.
  • In the United States Department of Commerce сообщилиthat Washington has good reason to believe that the research institutes (SRIs) of the Russian Defense Ministry are involved in the development of chemical and biological weapons.
  • September 4, 2020 German laboratory found traces of Novichok in Navalny's skin, blood and urine samples.
  • On September 7, 2020, the Charite clinic, where Alexei Navalny was staying, released a new message: politics brought out of an artificial coma and began to gradually disconnect from the ventilator.
  • On September 10, 2020, it became known that Navalny completely recovered, memory and speech returned to him.
  • On September 15, 2020, the politician for the first time since the poisoning posted a photo on Instagram. The New York Times wrote that he intends to return to Russia.
  • On September 23, 2020, the clinic announced that Navalny was discharged... In total, he spent 32 days in a German hospital.
  • In November, the US Congress condemned the poisoning of Navalny and called on the United States and the international community to impose sanctions against those involved.
  • Mid-December results joint investigation Bellingcat, The Insider and CNN, with the participation of Der Spiegel, revealed that the attempt on the life of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Tomsk was the work of a group of FSB operatives.
  • January 18, 2021 cops took Navalny from passport control at Sheremetyevo Airport immediately after his return from Germany, where he was treated for poisoning last summer. After that he was arrested for 30 days.
  • On February 2, the Simonovsky Court of Moscow satisfied the Federal Penitentiary Service's demand and replaced opposition leader Alexei Navalny's suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher case with a real sentence sent to jail... The court found that Navalny had systematically violated the rules of probation.
  • On April 3, 2021, Navalny went on a hunger strike because a doctor was not allowed to see him. About how effective such hunger strikes are, read in our material.
  • April 19, 2021 Navalny transferred from the colony to the hospital for convicts... On Sunday, April 18, many countries joined an international protest against the conditions of detention and treatment of Navalny, who was in the Pokrovskaya colony, 100 kilometers east of Moscow. In addition, 77 Western writers, directors, actors and journalists, including Svetlana Aleksievich, Jude Law, Stephen Fry, Rafe Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave, Tom Stoppard and Peter Singer, wrote an open letter to Vladimir Putin.
  • The European Parliament awarded the Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is the main human rights award of the European Union.
  • Read Navalny's interview with Time link.
  • On March 22, 2022, the Lefortovo Court of Moscow sentenced Alexei Navalny to nine years in prison withstrict regime in the case of fraud and contempt of court.
  • And August 5, 2023 The Moscow City Court sentenced Navalny to 19 years of special regime in the case of creating an extremist community and several other charges.
  • Navalnymeasures on February 16, 2024 in correctional colony No. 3 in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. There were aboutbruises found and injury.

As ForumDaily wrote earlier:

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