Washington may impose new sanctions against Russia because of human rights violations. U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price stated this at a briefing,
“We are actively talking about Russia’s terrible human rights record. We will continue to do so, whether it’s in Russia or in another country where human rights are threatened by regimes that oppose those principles,” he stressed.
According to Price, the U.S. is looking closely at human rights abuses in Russia. “I suspect that you will hear more news regarding appropriate policy responses to abuses that we have seen emanating from Moscow and occurring on Russian soil,” the State Department official concluded.
Earlier, Assistant to the President for National Security Jake Sullivan said that the U.S. will “effectively counter” Russia under the new policy to be set by President Joe Biden.
On February 4, a group of US senators submitted to the US Congress a bill on sanctions against Russia over 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).