The United States has announced that it is initiating new sanctions against Russia in connection with the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

It was said by US National Security Council spokesman John Eliot.

He noted that this is not the first time that Russia has used the substance of neuro-paralytic agents from the Novichok group.

“We will work with allies and the international community to bring perpetrators to justice in Russia, no matter who the evidence points to, and to limit the availability of funds for their further malicious activities,” he said.