“There are reports from Washington about the preparation of a new package of sanctions against our country.

"Nord Stream - 2", as described by local officials, is linked to Navalny, "she wrote in Telegram.

According to Zakharova, "it is strange that in Washington, some people so like the obstacle course on the merry-go-round."

“As for the linking of the economic project, the participants of which are private operators and independent states with Navalny, the American ideologists have exposed themselves: they need all the fuss around the alleged poisoning as a tool for solving the problems of their own non-competitiveness,” the diplomat said.

Earlier, the US President's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on CNN that the United States was preparing new sanctions against Russia in connection with the situation around Alexei Navalny.

He also noted that Washington will continue to impose sanctions against Russian companies building Nord Stream 2.

Igor Yushkov, an expert at the Financial University under the Russian government, in an interview with RT, expressed the opinion that sanctions against Germany itself would significantly spoil relations between the United States and Europe as a whole.