National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said, on Sunday, that the United States is preparing to impose more sanctions on Russia for the poisoning of prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
“We are preparing another package of sanctions to apply in this case,” Sullivan said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” referring to the
treatment of the imprisoned opposition leader. “We’ve shown all along the way that we are not going to pull our punches, whether it’s on Solar Winds, or election interference, or Navalny when it comes to responding to Russia’s harmful activities,” Sullivan told host Dana Bash.
The United States “will take a backseat to no one,” said Sullivan when questioned on the timing of the additional sanctions.
The announcement comes just days after President Biden met with Russian President Putin in Geneva, Switzerland.
21 June 2021