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The US will impose sanctions on Russia for poisoning Navalny

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On Tuesday, the United States is expected to impose punitive sanctions on Russia for its naval poisoning.

President Biden’s decision to impose sanctions on Navalny’s poisoning reflects a tougher stance than his predecessor, Donald Trump. Last August, President Donald Trump did not impose punitive sanctions.

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that any new US sanctions on Navalny could not achieve its goal and could only worsen the already strained relationship.

On Monday, sources said on condition of anonymity that the United States was expected to act on the following presidential decrees: Decree 13661, issued after Russia’s invasion of Crimea, allowing for widespread action against Russian officials, and Decree 13382, issued in 2005 .

Both ordinances allow the United States to freeze assets in the United States and prohibit U.S. companies and citizens from doing business with them.

Sources also said that the Biden administration also planned to apply the 1991 law on the control and use of chemical and biological weapons, which contains a full list of punitive measures.

Sources said the names of some of the people targeted by the sanctions could be announced as early as Tuesday, though their names and what additional sanctions could be imposed were not disclosed.

According to a third source, US sanctions may be coordinated with EU sanctions.

The State Department has been asked to comment on possible sanctions, but the State Department has not yet responded to a request for comment.

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