The United States is developing new sanctions and a number of other serious measures against Russia against the backdrop of a large-scale cyberattack and the situation around Alexei Navalny ( founder of the Anti-Corruption Fund, included by the Ministry of Justice in the register of organizations performing the functions of a foreign agent ), writes The Washington Post.
Sources of the publication claim that these measures will become a “signal” that Moscow allegedly for a long time “used means in cyberspace to carry out a number of actions hostile to the interests of the United States and its allies.” The Washington Post believes that the sanctions will also be adopted with the aim of holding Russia accountable for the “use of banned chemical weapons” against the oppositionist.
TASS journalists have asked the White House and the State Department for confirmation, but have not received a response so far.
On February 2, the Simonovsky Court of Moscow replaced Navalny's suspended sentence with a real one for violating the conditions for observing the probationary period in the Yves Rocher case. The UFSIN asked to appoint him a sentence of imprisonment in a colony for a period of 3.5 years. Navalny was charged with 60 violations of public order after a suspended sentence. He will stay in the colony for 2 years and 8 months, taking into account the year spent under house arrest during the preliminary investigation in the Yves Rocher case.