The American media suggest that based on the data obtained, Joe Biden intends to вЂњpunishвЂќ Russia.
US President Joe Biden instructed the intelligence community to study the situation with the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and to check the connection of вЂњRussian hackersвЂќ with a cyber attack on a number of American departments last year. This was announced on Thursday, January 21, at a briefing by White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
вЂњPresident Biden has instructed the intelligence community to conduct a full analysis of the use of chemical weapons against opposition leader Alexei Navalny,вЂќ she said.
According to Psaki, the head of state also ordered to check Moscow's probable links with a large-scale cyberattack on federal agencies last year, and interference in the last presidential election.
In addition, according to Psaki, US national intelligence will study reports of money that Russian intelligence services may have transferred to the Taliban for the killings of the American military in Afghanistan.
At the same time, WP sources said the intelligence report would be used вЂњto substantiate our response to Russian aggression in the coming weeks.вЂќ The interlocutors of the publication noted that Biden does not seek to вЂњresetвЂќ relations with Moscow.
Recall that Joe Biden intends to extend the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START, START-3) for five years.
Earlier, the United States called the final condition of START-3: Washington is ready to extend the treaty with Moscow, provided that both countries temporarily freeze the size of their nuclear arsenals. In Russia, the American side rejected this proposal, calling it вЂњunacceptable.вЂќ
Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed extending START-3 for a year without additional conditions. According to him, the Russian Foreign Ministry must formulate Moscow's official position on the treaty in order to receive a вЂњclear answerвЂќ from the United States.