The United States on Tuesday announced it is imposing sanctions against Russian officials linked to the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, mirroring an earlier move by the European Union.
Senior administration officials said sanctions were being imposed on several high-ranking individuals, but did not immediately give the names of those affected.
Further details are expected later from the State and Treasury Departments.
The move by the Biden administration came shortly after the European Union finalized sanctions on four senior Russian officials for their role in the detention of Navalny, diplomatic sources told dpa.
The targeted individuals face EU entry bans and asset freezes under the bloc’s new human rights sanctions tool, set up late last year.