Among these “conflicting actions” are issues such as poisoning opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his prison sentence, Russian interference in elections, and offering rewards to the Taliban for the killing of American soldiers and other elderly people. The dates are as follows: Russia’s annexation of the Crimea.
Indeed, once he began his term, Biden asked US intelligence agencies to conduct a thorough assessment of these issues, without making clear whether his intention was to maintain the sanctions policy implemented by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump.
On the same Tuesday, Washington expressed “deep concern” over the three-and-a-half-year prison sentence for Navalny, who has demanded his release, as well as the release of “hundreds of other Russian citizens who have been unjustly arrested in recent weeks for practicing sport. Your rights.”
On the issue of arms control, Biden, like Trump, had the option to search for an interim solution to the treaty and extend it for a short period, but called for it to be extended for five years, as stipulated in the agreement when he was. Originally signed 2010.
In the last months of his government, Trump tried unsuccessfully to find a temporary solution and extend the agreement for a short period, but no agreement was reached with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, who proposed last October to extend the agreement for a year.