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US blames Russia for poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and moves to freeze assets of senior officials – ABC News

In the first round of sanctions seven senior Russian government officials face having their overseas assets frozen and being restricted from travel to the EU or…

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The United States has announced sanctions on senior Russian government officials and Russian entities in response to what US officials said was Moscow’s attempt to kill opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent.
Key points:

  • The first round of sanctions includes asset freezes and travel bans
  • The EU also imposed sanctions in coordination with the US
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow would respond in kind to the US sanctions

The announcement, made by senior Biden administration…

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