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U.S., U.K. Weigh Russia Sanctions, Possibly Targeting Debt

  • Penalties on oligarchs likely next move over poisonings
  • Biden joined EU on Tuesday in sanctioning Russia over Navalny
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The U.S. and U.K. are weighing additional penalties against Russia over the use of chemical weapons, with options ranging from sanctions against oligarchs to the extreme step of targeting the nation’s sovereign debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

British officials plan to push for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to continue to pressure Russia to provide answers over its use of banned substances, and will raise potential measures with key European allies, including France and Germany, in the coming weeks, according to one of the people.