U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Navalny

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny attends a hearing hearing to consider an appeal against an earlier court decision to change his suspended sentence to a real prison term

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on Russian individuals and entities after concluding that Russia attempted to kill opposition figure Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent, senior Biden administration officials said.

The officials, speaking to reporters on a conference call, said the moves were being taken in coordination with the European Union. They reiterated President Joe Biden’s call for Russia to release Navalny from prison.

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