Skip to content
Edit post

Biden says US will impose sanctions against Putin for Navalny death

by Olena Goncharova February 23, 2024 1:56 AM 2 min read
U.S. President Joe Biden gives a speech in the State Dining Room of the White House on Feb. 13, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Feb. 22 he will announce sanctions against Russian leader Vladimir Putin in response to the death of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

Biden made the announcement following his meeting in California with Navalny’s widow, Yulia Navalnaya, and their daughter Daria, CNN reported.

"I had the honor of meeting with his wife and daughter and to state the obvious he was a man of incredible courage," Biden said. "We're going to announce sanctions against Putin, who is responsible for his death, tomorrow."

Navalny, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's main political opponent, died on Feb. 16 in a penal colony in the town of Kharp, Yamal Nenets Autonomous District. He had been convicted in several fabricated criminal cases as part of the Kremlin's crackdown on dissent.

Leaders around the world have blamed Putin for his death. Opinions differ on whether his death was caused by the harsh prison conditions or was an intentional murder.

Matthew Miller, a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, characterized the sanctions as a comprehensive measure designed to strangle the Russian military apparatus.

"Our sanctions will align with previous actions while also addressing specific measures related to the death of Alexei Navalny," Miller said on Feb. 21, emphasizing the targeted nature of the punitive measures.

The European Union demanded on Feb. 19 that Russia allow "an independent and transparent international investigation" into the death of Navalny.

Media: Russian citizens attending Navalny vigils reportedly given draft summonses
Russian Telegram channels said that six people who were detained in St. Petersburg while attending makeshift memorial ceremonies were told that they “must report to the enlistment office within a few days to verify their information and register for military service.”

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.
Freedom can be costly. Both Ukraine and its journalists are paying a high price for their independence. Support independent journalism in its darkest hour. Support us for as little as $1, and it only takes a minute.
visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
10:26 PM

Senate Democrats back Johnson's foreign aid bills.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on April 19 that Senate Democrats will support House Speaker Mike Johnson's series of bills that includes aid for Ukraine, Israel, and other priorities if they pass the House.
10:01 PM

Russian attack on Kherson kills 80-year-old woman.

In a post on Telegram, the head of the city's military administration, Roman Mrochko, said the victim was walking the streets when she was hit in an attack launched from the occupied east bank of Kherson.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.