What does this mean?
President Biden’s sanctions, due to be announced this week, are being seen as a retaliation to the SolarWinds hack and Russian interference in the 2020 US election.
Russian diplomat Dmitry Peskov said this week: “The hostility and unpredictability of America’s actions force us in general to be prepared for the worst scenarios.”
Ten Russian diplomatic officials are to be expelled from the US, and up to 30 entities blacklisted, officials said.
This, if it goes ahead as planed, will be the largest sanctions action against Russia taken by Mr Biden’s administration.