The US will make Russia pay for all its actions. This was stated by President Joe Biden, speaking at the State Department, RIA Novosti reports.
“I made it clear to President Putin that the days when the United States would surrender in the face of Russia's aggressive actions – interference in our elections, cyber attacks, poisoning of its citizens – are over. We will not hesitate to protect the vital interests of our people and make Russia pay, ”he said.
Earlier, Biden said that the United States is confronted with “Russia's determination to harm American democracy.” In turn, the US National Security Assistant Jake Sullivan listed Washington's claims to Moscow. According to him, the new administration intends to ensure that Russia is held accountable for “interference in American democracy and the poisoning of citizens with chemical weapons in Europe.” Sullivan noted that Moscow is also responsible for a number of cyber attacks and “many other things.” The presidential aide stressed that the United States will begin to take action against Moscow when it deems it necessary.
On February 4, a group of American senators submitted to the US Congress a bill on sanctions against Russia due to the situation with Alexei Navalny (founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation – FBK, included by the Ministry of Justice in the register of organizations performing the functions of a foreign agent) .