Biden Sanctions Russians After Trump Wouldn’t Act

President Joe Biden has just sanctioned the Russian government, after years of Donald Trump refusing to act against his supporter Vladimir Putin.

“The U.S. will sanction 7 senior Russian officials over the poisoning and jailing of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, according to senior Biden administration officials.

Why it matters: The sanctions represent the first penalties the U.S. has imposed on Kremlin-linked officials since President Biden took office and pledged to confront Russian aggression and human rights abuses.” [READ MORE]