EU to sanction Russian officials over Navalny poisoning: Report
This is stated in a letter to the President from the leadership of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Republican Jim Risch and Democrat Bob Menendez, heads of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday asking the White House to consider imposing sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with chemical weapons..
“We are very concerned about reports that Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny was poisoned in August 2020 with a Novichok-type nerve agent,” says a letter signed by the senators. “Pursuant to section 306 (b) Of the 1991 Law on the Control and Elimination of Chemical and Biological Weapons, we ask you to consider whether the Russian Federation has used chemical or biological weapons, in violation of international law, against one of its citizens, and thus should [Russia] be subject to the sanctions provided by the law ".
“The poisoning of Navalny is particularly alarming, since Novichok was also used in the assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal in March 2018 in Salisbury … In that case, your administration concluded that the Russian government was behind the attack and, therefore, were imposed sanctions. The United States must once again make it clear that any behavior of this nature is unacceptable, ”said Jim Riesch and Bob Menendez.
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