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US blames Russia for poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and moves to freeze assets of senior officials

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The United States has announced sanctions on senior Russian government officials and Russian entities in response to what US officials said was Moscow’s attempt to kill opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent.

The announcement, made by senior Biden administration officials, marked a sharp turn away from former president Donald Trump’s reluctance to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mr Navalny fell ill on a flight from Siberia in August and was airlifted to Germany, where doctors concluded he had…



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