28 October 2020,   12:40
US senators propose sanctions against Russian officials due to Navalny situation

A bipartisan group of US senators has proposed sanctions against Russian officials over the situation with Alexei Navalny, according to the statement on the website of Democratic Senator Chris Coons.

“U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced the bipartisan Holding Russia Accountable for Malign Activities Act of 2020, a targeted bill that would impose sanctions on Russian officials complicit in brazen violations of international law including the recent poisoning of opposition leader and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny. The bill directs the administration to determine if the Kremlin has violated U.S. laws prohibiting the use of chemical and biological weapons.

As Russia continues to meddle in our elections and take other malign actions in countries like Belarus, Ukraine, and Syria that make the world more dangerous, this bipartisan bill seeks to hold Putin and his inner circle accountable”, - Senator Coons said of the draft legislation.