The US and UK weigh 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, Report informs, citing Bloomberg.
British officials plan to push for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to continue to pressure Russia to provide answers over its use of banned substances.
The US is expected to follow-up with a second, more extensive round of sanctions unless Russia meets certain conditions.
The Biden administration announced its first sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, punishing the Kremlin for opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The US Department of Commerce then released a list of organizations on the sanctions list.
The list includes Alexander Bortnikov, head of Russia's Federal Security Service, Alexander Kalashnikov, director of the Federal Penitentiary Service, Igor Krasnov, prosecutor general, Pavel Popov, deputy defense minister, Alexei Krivoruchko, another deputy defense minister, Sergey Kiriyenko, first deputy head of the Kremlin administration, and Andrei Yarin, chief of the Kremlin's Department of Internal Policy.