The entourage of U.S. President Joe Biden believes that Washington’s ability to impose sanctions against Russia is largely exhausted.
The piece says that the new U.S. administration has been critical of the events in Russia and Myanmar. “Biden made it clear that sanctions, a favorite tool of American influence, would soon follow, though overused,” the newspaper notes.
At the same time, key aides to the head of state refused to believe that Washington has enough resources left to impose sanctions against Russia. The paper does not describe which Biden aide is being referred to.
The paper stresses that U.S. sanctions have “proven to be less threatening” in recent years. For example, the US has repeatedly imposed restrictions on Russia, China and Iran, but never got to do what Washington wanted.
A group of US senators has submitted to the US Congress a bill on sanctions against Russia because of the situation with Alexei Navalny (founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation – FBK, included by the Ministry of Justice in the register of organizations performing the functions of a foreign agent). The bill provides for the introduction of targeted sanctions “against Russian officials involved in egregious violations of international law.
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