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Biden announces 500 sanctions against Russia as payback for war, Navalny

Posted on AllSides February 23rd, 2024
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President Biden says the U.S. is levying 500 new sanctions against Russia’s military capabilities and the persons responsible for imprisoning Alexei Navalny, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who died earlier this month.

Mr. Biden said the sanctions are payback for Mr. Navalny’s death in an Arctic prison and designed to coincide with the second anniversary of Mr. Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine.

“These sanctions will target individuals connected to Navalny’s imprisonment as well as Russia’s financial sector, defense industrial base, procurement networks and sanctions evaders across multiple...

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