The United States has imposed sanctions on Russia over its alleged poisoning of Alexei Navalny, a critic of the Russian president. According to a foreign news agency, senior officials in the Biden administration say sanctions have been imposed on 14 Russian companies and seven Russian officials. Speaking to the media from the White House conference hall, US officials said the sanctions were imposed after consultations with the European Union. Russia, meanwhile, said sanctions from the West would be of no use and warned. Russia will also retaliate. It should be noted that the policies of the Biden administration are different from those of former President Donald Trump. Experts say that Biden’s policies are more aggressive than those of Trump. Trump is against Iran and China. He spoke in support of the US Alliance, but said that maintaining some independence was important for Biden.