The United States and the European Union have proclaimed penalties against a number of high-ranking Russian officials and a number of Russian companies for the poisoning of Aleksey Navalny and the conviction and detention of the opposition leader.
Today, the Biden government published a report that once again concludes that the Russian security service FSB was behind the poisoning. “FSB officers used the novichok neurotoxin to poison Navalny on August 20, 2020,” says an employee of the US government.
The US sanctions have been imposed in close consultation with the European Union. The EU announced sanctions against four Russians last week. Whoever they were was not disclosed at that time, so as not to remove their assets from Europe or take other precautions.
It is now clear that the Russian Attorney General, the head of the committee investigating major criminal cases, the head of the prison system and the head of the National Guard. These four have been banned by the EU and their bank balances in Europe have been frozen. Similarly, Europeans can no longer give them credit or do business with them in other ways.
The US is punishing seven Russian officials, their names are not disclosed for the time being. Furthermore, the Biden government has also announced sanctions against 13 Russian companies and a government institute, all of which are involved in the development of nerve gas.
Navalny was sentenced to 3.5 years of prison camp last month, of which he has to serve more than 2.5 years. Sunday it became known that he was transferred to a penal colony in the Vladimir region, 100 kilometers east of Moscow.