US sanctions Russian officials over nerve-agent attack

The Biden administration sanctioned seven mid- and senior-level Russian officials on Tuesday, along with more than a dozen businesses and other entities, over a nearly fatal nerve-agent attack on opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent jailing. The measures, emphasizing the use of the Russian nerve agent as a banned chemical weapon, marked the Biden administration’s first sanctions againstContinue reading “US sanctions Russian officials over nerve-agent attack”

The Same Putin Poison Squad Hit a Washington Post Columnist Before Navalny

Years before a Russian poison squad nearly killed Alexei Navalny by allegedly planting a Novichok-like nerve agent in his boxer shorts, the same group was honing its skills on other Russian opposition figures, according to a new report by Bellingcat. The same agents who Bellingcat says stalked, trailed, and spied on Navalny for more than three years, also trailedContinue reading “The Same Putin Poison Squad Hit a Washington Post Columnist Before Navalny”

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