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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 02:25 PM

Russia Drawing up 'Blacklists' of Americans to Retaliate Against Joe Biden Sanctions

Russia is drawing up "blacklists" of Americans in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Russian officials this week by President Joe Biden's administration. The sanctions were a response to the attempted murder of pro-democracy and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny in August, and his arrest upon voluntary return from Germany to Russia in January.

The Treasury Department announced new measures against seven Russian intelligence, law enforcement and defense officials on Tuesday. The U.S. also announced export controls on several business entities involved in the production of biological agents.

Navalny was poisoned with Novichok nerve agent while campaigning in Siberia in August, a chemical agent previously used by Russian agents to attack dissidents abroad.

The new sanctions are an expansion of those introduced in 2018 after former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with Novichok in the U.K. by Russian agents.


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RockRaven Mar 5 #1

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 02:28 PM

1. "Oh no, don't prohibit me from travelling to or investing in Russia."

"I was sooooooo going to do that before you told me I couldn't." -- every American who ends up on the blacklist.

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