Senators proposed sanctions in connection with the poisoning of Navalny

The names and positions of persons who may be subject to restrictions are not specified.

A group of US senators has proposed sanctions against Russian officials connected with the poisoning of politician Alexey Navalny.

This is stated in the bill published on the website of Democratic Senator Chris Сoons (Delaware).

The document provides for sanctions against Russian officials “involved in gross violations of international law,” including the “recent poisoning” of Navalny.

The document does not specify the names and positions of persons who may be subject to restrictions.

Possible sanctions in the bill include freezing assets and refusing to issue visas.

The bill requires US authorities to report to Congress what they know about the finances of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his entourage.

Also, it obliges the White House to report whether, in its opinion, Russia violated US laws prohibiting the use of chemical and biological weapons.

In Germany, they said that the research revealed that Navalny had a substance from the Novichok group. The Kremlin noted that no toxic substances were detected in Navalny’s body before He was taken to Berlin.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in turn, stressed that Russia would not leave unanswered new Western sanctions if they are imposed.