Both the United States and the European Union imposed sanctions on Russia for poisoning and imprisoning opposition politician Alexei Navalny.
a CNN On Tuesday, the Biden government announced, among other measures, economic measures to be taken against the Russians.
According to the announcement, seven key figures in the Russian government will be punished.
They did not specify who exactly they were, but indicated that they may be involved, directly or indirectly, in poisoning the opposition politician and in his imprisonment and the Russians protesting against him.
Clear […]That Russian officials have targeted Mr. Navalny because of his political activities
Written, adding that Politician He sought to uncover a number of “uncomfortable facts” about corruption by Russian government officials.
It was also announced that the Ministry of Trade had blacklisted 14 organizations that may be involved in developing chemical weapons banned under international agreements.
We want to send a clear message to Russia that the use of chemical weapons and violations of basic human rights cannot be avoided without consequences.
– He mentioned, adding that if the Russians do not change their policy however, additional sanctions may be imposed in the near future.
The declaration also confirmed that these steps have been taken in line with the European Union.
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- Russian Prosecutor Igor Krasnov,
- Victor Zolotov, chief of the National Guard.
- Alexander Bastigkin, head of the Russian investigation authority
- And the Alexander Kalashnikov, head of the Federal Prison Service.
According to the European Union, these four individuals are responsible for and play a major role in “a number of human rights violations.”“ And “illegally.”“ The authorities arrested the Russian protesters.
This is the first time that the European Union has imposed punishment on individuals for human rights violations. Relevant regulations were only approved in 2020.
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