Biden meets Navalny's widow, sets sanctions

The president expressed his condolences to the family of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny

President Biden meets Yulia and Daria Navalnaya
Russian President Vladimir Putin "is responsible for [Navalny's] death," Biden said
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What happened?

President Joe Biden met with Yulia and Daria Navalnaya, the widow and daughter of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, in San Francisco to "express his heartfelt condolences" for Navalny's death in a Russian prison and to preview Friday's retaliatory "major new sanctions against Russia," the White House said. In Russia, Navalny's mother, Lyudmila Navalnaya, said she was "secretly" shown her son's body, told his death was from "natural causes," and warned she could only bury him if she agreed to a "secret funeral."

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