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Biden instructs intelligence to deal with Navalny and a cyberattack on the US

Biden instructs intelligence to deal with Navalny and a cyberattack on the US

The American media suggest that based on the data obtained, Joe Biden intends to “punish” 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 “Russian hackers” 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.

“President Biden has instructed the intelligence community to conduct a full analysis of the use of chemical weapons against opposition leader Alexei Navalny,” 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 “to substantiate our response to Russian aggression in the coming weeks.” The interlocutors of the publication noted that Biden does not seek to “reset” 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 “unacceptable.”

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 “clear answer” from the United States.

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