The Washington Post reports:
The Biden administration is preparing sanctions and other measures to punish Moscow for actions that go beyond the sprawling SolarWinds cyber espionage campaign to include a range of malign cyber activity and the near-fatal poisoning of a Russian opposition leader, said U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
The administration is casting the SolarWinds operation, which hacked government agencies and private companies, as “indiscriminate” and potentially “disruptive.” That would allow officials to claim that the Russian hacking was not equivalent to the kind of espionage the U.S. also conducts, and to sanction those responsible for the operation.
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The U.S. is preparing to respond to Russia’s poisoning and jailing of Alexei Navalny, and is expected to coordinate a sanctions rollout with European allies in the coming weeks.
The response would mark a break with the Trump administration. https://t.co/S8R0xUpVfx
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