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Biden meets with Navalny’s widow and daughter

Author: Editors Desk Source: Politico
February 22, 2024 at 18:48
Yulia Navalny, wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, met with President Joe Biden during his visit Thursday to San Francisco. | Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP
Yulia Navalny, wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, met with President Joe Biden during his visit Thursday to San Francisco. | Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP

The president, in San Francisco, paid tribute to the dead Russian opposition leader

President Joe Biden met Thursday with the widow and daughter of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died in prison last week.

In San Francisco as part of a three-day fundraising swing through California, Biden expressed his “heartfelt condolences” to Yulia and Dasha Navalny, according to a White House readout of the meeting.

Biden “expressed his admiration for Alexei Navalny’s extraordinary courage and his legacy of fighting against corruption and for a free and democratic Russia in which the rule of law applies equally to everyone,” the White House said. “The President emphasized that Alexei’s legacy will carry on through people across Russia and around the world mourning his loss and fighting for freedom, democracy, and human rights.”

Biden also posted a message on X, the website formerly known as Twitter, with photos of him with the Navalny family.

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