Biden's Aides Believe the US is "Exhausted" on Anti-Russian Sanctions
OREANDA-NEWS. According to the New York Times, aides to US President Joe Biden believe that the US is "exhausted" in terms of imposing sanctions on Russia, and the country's leadership may cooperate with allies to "exert pressure."
The publication notes that "when the United States condemned Navalny's verdict, high-ranking Biden aides admitted that, according to one of them, with regard to the Kremlin," we are pretty exhausted in terms of sanctions. "
According to the newspaper, "Biden's aides say that the difference now is that they will work hard to coordinate pressure on the Russian Federation with allies, whose views were largely ignored by ex-US President Donald Trump over the past four years." The publication notes that instead of sanctions "especially in the case of Russia, Biden may consider some other new opportunities."
The Russian Foreign Ministry previously advised foreign politicians commenting on the situation with Navalny to respect international law and deal with the problems of their countries, and on Monday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that the statements of Western politicians on this topic are practically the same. In turn, the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not intend to listen to statements from abroad about Navalny. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, called the behavior of Western diplomats and Western Foreign Ministries in the situation with the trial over Navalny as a chain of political staged actions.