FILE PHOTO: Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who’s accused of slandering a Russian World Battle Two veteran, stands inside a defendant dock throughout a court docket listening to in Moscow, Russia, Russia February 20, 2021, on this nonetheless picture taken from video. Press Service of Babushkinsky District Courtroom of Moscow/Handout through REUTERS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The USA is anticipated to impose sanctions to punish Russia for the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexi Navalny as early as Tuesday, two sources conversant in the matter stated on Monday.
The USA was anticipated to impose sanctions underneath two government orders – 13661, which was issued after Russia’s 2014 invasion of Crimea however supplies broad authorities to focus on Russian officers; 13382, issued in 2005 to fight proliferation of weapons of mass destruction – and underneath the Chemical and Organic Weapons Management and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW), stated the sources, who spoke on situation of anonymity.
Reporting By Steve Holland, Humeyra Pamuk and Arshad Mohammed; Modifying by Chris Reese