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Kremlin says any US sanctions over Navalny will only worsen ties

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that any new US sanctions over the treatment of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny would not achieve their goal and would merely worsen already strained relations

Reuters , Tuesday 2 Mar 2021
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File photo: Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny stands inside a defendant dock before a court hearing in Moscow.Reuters
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The Kremlin said on Tuesday that any new US sanctions over the treatment of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny would not achieve their goal and would merely worsen already strained relations.

Two US sources familiar with the matter have said that the United States is expected to impose sanctions to punish Russia for the poisoning of Navalny as early as Tuesday. The Kremlin has denied any role in Navalny's illness last year and said it had seen no proof he was poisoned

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