Washington: The United States of America is studying possible measures to influence the Russian Federation in connection with the violent suppression of protests in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. At the same time, according to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, there is no question of sanctions yet.
Blinken said this on the air of the NBC channel.
The US Secretary of State noted that the administration of President Joe Biden is also considering reactions to other actions of the Russian government, including interference in the 2020 elections, hacker attacks, as well as rewards offered in Afghanistan for an attack on the US military.
According to him, former US President Donald Trump did not put pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin on these issues. However, Blinken noted that he would not have imposed competitive sanctions, adding that "the president is as clear as possible in his conversation with Putin".