Biden announces more than 500 new sanctions on Russia after Navalny's death

February 23, 2024

Biden met Thursday with Navalny’s widow and daughter in San Francisco and praised her late husband’s bravery. “Russia’s financial sector, defense industrial base, procurement networks and sanctions evaders across multiple continents,” Biden said. Several people also faced imposed sanctions and visa restrictions for the transfer or deportation of Ukrainian children during the war. Biden, after meeting with Putin at a 2021 summit, had promised “devastating” consequences for Russia if the imprisoned opposition leader were to die. Ukraine is in strong defensive positions across the country’s eastern flank, but as arms supplies dwindle, Russia is gaining ground.