White House set to impose sanctions on Russia for poisoning Alexei Navalny

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The Biden administration will slap sanctions on Russian officials and businesses on Tuesday after the US intelligence community concluded that opposition leader Alexei Navalny had been nearly killed by a nerve-agent poisoning attack carried out by a Russian spy agency, according to a report.

The sanctions will be imposed under the US Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act for 14 businesses, the Associated Press reported.

Administration officials did not identify the Russian officials who would be targeted by the sanctions. 

The US intelligence community found with a high degree of confidence that Russia’s Federal Security Service poisoned Navalny last August using the Russian nerve agent Novichok.

The sanctions are the first of several steps the administration will take to “respond to a number of destabilizing actions​,” the AP reported.

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny hearing to consider an appeal against an earlier court decision to change his suspended sentence to a real prison termFILE PHOTO: Russian President Putin takes part in a video conference call with members of the Security Council in Moscow

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