Biden meets with Navalny’s family, touts Putin critic’s ‘incredible courage’

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Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said on Thursday that some of the “hundreds and hundreds and hundreds” of sanctions to be unveiled in the coming days would target those responsible for Navalny’s death, but most would hit “Putin’s war machine” and close gaps in existing sanctions regimes.

The new measures are timed to mark the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

In a statement released before Biden spoke to reporters, the White House said the president conveyed his “heartfelt condolences” to Navalny’s family.

During the meeting in California, he expressed his admiration for Navalny’s “extraordinary courage and his legacy of fighting against corruption and for a free and democratic Russia in which the rule of law applies equally to everyone,” the White House said.

(Reporting by Jasper Ward and Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by David Ljunggren and Daniel Wallis)

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