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U.S. Working on More Russia Sanctions Over Navalny Poisoning

  • Biden security adviser’s comments come days after Putin summit
  • President says he warned Putin on opposition leader’s fate
A supporter holds a placard depicting Alexey Navalny in Moscow.
Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
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The U.S. is preparing additional sanctions against Russia for the poisoning of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said.

President Joe Biden said he raised Navalny’s case with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their summit last week and made it clear to him that Russia would face “devastating” consequences if Navalny died in prison. While Putin sought to caution the U.S. against expanding sanctions, Sullivan’s comments point in that direction.