The US has announced sanctions on Russians over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny
The sanctions will target seven senior Russian officials and 14 entities involved in chemical production, US officials told reporters.
They said US intelligence had concluded that the Russian government was behind the near-fatal nerve agent attack on Mr Navalny in Siberia last year.
He is the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin.
While in a coma after the poisoning, Navalny was airlifted to Germany, where he recovered. He returned to Russia in January and was arrested on arrival.
Moscow denies involvement and disputes the conclusion, by Western weapons experts, that the nerve agent Novichok was used.
A court last month found that Navalny had violated the terms of his probation over an earlier embezzlement case, and imposed a prison sentence.
The US and EU leaders have demanded his immediate release.
The European Union is expected to announce similar measures.
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Media Personality Mutale Mwanza has hit rock bottom. The was last week fired fron HOT FM after going after politician Margaret Mwanakatwe. Mutale posted a post on her social media account demining Mrs. Mwanakatwe’s capabitities.
The following day Mutale received her marching orders from HOT FM. The atar has since apologized for her actions but from her recent post, it seems life without a job is….learn more