The United Kingdom and the United States on Friday announced new sanctions against several senior officials of the Russian security services. They are believed to have taken part in the poisoning of the Kremlin rival Alexei Navalny, which took place exactly a year ago on a plane in Siberia.
The British Foreign Office has targeted seven people identified as members of the Russian Defense Services (FSB).. These individuals are affected by travel restrictions and the freezing of their assets and activities “Taken with US Allies”, He said in a statement.
The U.S. Treasury, in part, described in a separate report that nine senior officials and two scientific laboratories were targeted altogether by this third wave of U.S. sanctions. Russian diplomacy condemned the sanctions in the evening “Illegal unilateralism”
Alexei Navalny was in a coma for two days in a Siberian hospital, transferred to Berlin for treatment. The 45-year-old enemy was imprisoned in Russia, where he returned in January 2021.
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