Biden honours Navalny’s legacy in meeting with widow and daughter

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U.S. President met with Yulia and Dasha Navalnaya.

23rd February 2024 – (Washington) U.S. President Biden extended heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny during a poignant meeting in California on Thursday, according to a White House statement.

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In a demonstration of solidarity, President Biden met with Yulia Navalnaya and her daughter Dasha to pay tribute to Navalny’s enduring fight for a just Russia. The White House communique highlighted Biden’s deep respect for Navalny’s bravery and his commitment to battling corruption and championing the principles of democracy and human rights.

Photos shared on social media captured the touching moments of the encounter, with Biden offering a consoling embrace to Yulia Navalnaya, now living in exile. Yulia had conveyed her plans to meet her daughter, a Stanford University student, in an Instagram post earlier that day.

Addressing the press in Los Angeles, President Biden remarked on the honour he felt in meeting the Navalnys and praised the courage that Alexey Navalny represented—a legacy evidently mirrored by his wife and daughter.

The discussion also touched upon forthcoming punitive measures, with Biden announcing imminent sanctions targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he holds accountable for Navalny’s demise.

Sources from CBS News revealed that the impending sanctions, to be formally disclosed by the U.S. Treasury and State Departments, will encompass a broad array of entities, including companies, banks, and individuals, both within and beyond Russia’s borders. This round of sanctions, described as the most extensive since the onset of the Ukraine conflict, aims to dismantle the supportive framework of Russia’s military operations.