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USA: Biden says US is 'concerned' about Russia's treatment of Navalny01:16

USA: Biden says US is 'concerned' about Russia's treatment of Navalny

United States, Washington DC
January 25, 2021 at 23:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Joe Biden said the country is 'concerned' about Russia's behaviour towards prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny, during a press conference in Washington DC on Monday.

"I find that we can both operate in the mutual self-interest of our country as a New START agreement, and make it clear to Russia that we are very concerned about their behaviour, whether it's Navalny, whether it's the Solar Winds, or whether it's reports about bounties on the heads of Americans in Afghanistan," said Biden.

"I have asked the agencies in question to do a thorough read for me on every one of those issues, to update me precisely where they are, and I will not hesitate to raise those issues with the Russians," he added.

Navalny was jailed for 30 days on Monday, January 18, for breaching the parole conditions of a suspended sentence from a 2014 embezzlement conviction, after returning to Russia one day earlier, after spending five months recovering from an alleged Novichok nerve agent attack in Germany.

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US President Joe Biden said the country is 'concerned' about Russia's behaviour towards prominent opposition figure Alexei Navalny, during a press conference in Washington DC on Monday.

"I find that we can both operate in the mutual self-interest of our country as a New START agreement, and make it clear to Russia that we are very concerned about their behaviour, whether it's Navalny, whether it's the Solar Winds, or whether it's reports about bounties on the heads of Americans in Afghanistan," said Biden.

"I have asked the agencies in question to do a thorough read for me on every one of those issues, to update me precisely where they are, and I will not hesitate to raise those issues with the Russians," he added.

Navalny was jailed for 30 days on Monday, January 18, for breaching the parole conditions of a suspended sentence from a 2014 embezzlement conviction, after returning to Russia one day earlier, after spending five months recovering from an alleged Novichok nerve agent attack in Germany.