A US-UK free trade agreement can hold the Kremlin to account | TheHill

This month’s crackdown in Moscow underscores the Kremlin’s message to all potential sources of dissent: Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinPilot hailed as hero as Russian passenger plane avoids tragedy in crash landing Pelosi refers to McConnell as ‘Moscow Mitch’ Ex-GOP lawmaker argues for Trump primary challenge from the right MORE is prepared to ruthlessly pursue his opponents, both at home and abroad. Together with the suspected poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, they are just the latest data points in a pattern of behavior. It includes election interference, hack-and-leak operations, murder on foreign soil (including the 2018 near fatal poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England) and other dark arts that are playing a greater role in Russia’s increasingly brazen foreign and domestic policies.

The Trump administration and Boris Johnson’s new government in the United

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