US President: Joe Biden meets Alexei Navalny's wife and daughter - and admires the Kremlin critic

After the death of Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny, US President Joe Biden met his wife and daughter in California.

US President: Joe Biden meets Alexei Navalny's wife and daughter - and admires the Kremlin critic

After the death of Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny, US President Joe Biden met his wife and daughter in California. On Thursday, Biden published pictures of the meeting with Yulia Navalnaya and 23-year-old daughter Darja on X, formerly Twitter. In one of the pictures you can see the three talking to each other. In the other picture, the US President hugs Navalny's wife.

Biden wrote that he met the two to express his condolences for their difficult loss. Navalny's legacy will live on through the two of them and the "countless people across Russia who are fighting for democracy and human rights." The White House said Biden also expressed admiration for Navalny's "extraordinary courage" at the meeting.

After the closed-door meeting, Biden briefly appeared before the cameras and said: "I had the honor of meeting the wife and daughter of Alexei Navalny. He was a man of incredible courage and it is extraordinary to see "How his wife and daughter emulate him."

The USA wants to announce new sanctions against Russia on Friday in response to the death of the Russian opposition politician and to the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine that has been going on for two years. It is a “comprehensive sanctions package,” announced the communications director of the US National Security Council, John Kirby. Biden confirmed his intentions at the meeting with Navalny's widow and daughter, it was said.

According to authorities, Navalny died in a Siberian prison camp on February 16. The politician, weakened by a poison attack in 2020 and repeated solitary confinement in the camp, is said to have collapsed during a tour of the icy prison yard and died despite attempts to resuscitate him. He was 47 years old at the time of his death. The cause of death is unclear.

Biden blamed Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin for Navalny's death. Although we don't know exactly what happened, there is no doubt that Navalny's death was a result of Putin's actions and those of his criminals, Biden said last Friday after the news of his death became known.

After her husband's death, Yulia Navalnaya announced that she would continue his fight against the Kremlin leader's system. In the past, Darya Navalnaya had also repeatedly made political demands for the release of her imprisoned father and had also given speeches in honor of him at award ceremonies. She studies at Stanford University in the USA. Julia Navalnaya also has a 15-year-old son.

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