The United States is preparing fresh sanctions against Russia over the near-fatal poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a top White House advisor warned Sunday. Jailed opposition leader Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opponent, was arrested in January upon returning to Russia after recovering from a poisoning he says was orchestrated by Moscow.
President Joe Biden is back in the domestic fray after a week of diplomacy in Europe, capped by his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin faulted his imprisoned political rival for leaving Russia without legal permission, omitting the vital detail that the departure was, literally, an unconscious decision: Alexei Navalny was in a coma.
First meetings often set the tone for relationships, and this week's meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin certainly provided an indication of what the U.S. administration can expect from Moscow on human rights and democracy. Putin made very clear that he will not end his repression of civil society or even guarantee the life of his country's most prominent activist and opposition figure, Alexei Navalny.
(Reuters) - Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny mocked President Vladimir Putin on Thursday for accusing him of knowingly breaking the law when he was evacuated from Russia last year in a coma. Navalny was flown to Germany in August after being poisoned with what German doctors would later say was a military-grade nerve agent.
‘Putin says everything is US's fault... and there is no happiness in the world’ ABC correspondent challenges Putin on why his opponents end up dead or in jail Vladimir Putin stood in front of the world’s press on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland, and declared that in life, there is “only the spectre of” happiness, following his face-to-face with Joe Biden.
Vladimir Putin hits out at US on gun violence, says ‘you don’t have time to open your mouth and you’re shot dead’
Putin said he has sympathy with US over BLM protests, disorder, destruction and violations President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday deflected questions about human rights in Russia during a press conference and instead took a dig at America over mass shooting incidents after his first face-to-face meeting with US counterpart Joe Biden in Geneva.
US president snaps at reporters asking if he’s confident of changing Russia’s human rights record Biden told Putin the consequences of Alexei Navalny dying in prison would be 'devastating' for Russia Joe Biden told Vladimir Putin the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny would lead to "devastating" consequences for Russia as the two presidents faced off over human rights in Geneva.
‘What are you so afraid of?’ ABC correspondent challenges Putin on why his opponents end up dead or in jail
American reporter asked Russian president about why he was so afraid of Alexei Navalny and other opponents ABC correspondent challenges Putin on why his opponents end up dead or in jail.mp4 Russian President Vladimir Putin was asked to defend his handling of political adversaries by a US journalist on Wednesday following the joint summit with Joe Biden.
The most memorable and bizarre lines from Putin's whirlwind press conference after meeting with Biden
Putin held a lengthy press conference after his historic summit with Biden. The Russian president downplayed the Kremlin's crackdown on dissent and got philosophical at times. Putin called the talks "quite constructive," though there were evident disagreements. See more stories on Insider's business page.
US President Joe Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin made a ‘ridiculous comparison’ by invoking Black Lives Matter protests and the Capitol riot when asked about his treatment of dissidents. Biden addressed the press after Putin spoke in a separate news conference following the two presidents’ four-hour summit in Geneva.
Russian President Vladimir Putin declined to directly answer a question Wednesday about his authoritarian rule and the jailing and premature deaths of his political opponents. “The list of your political opponents who are dead, imprisoned or jailed is long,” said ABC News reporter Rachel Scott during a press conference following Putin’s meeting with President Biden in Switzerland.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said opposition leader Alexei Navalny got what he deserved when he was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison. Mr Putin’s most ardent political foe was arrested in January upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from a nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin - an accusation that Russian officials reject.
RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin was caught smirking when asked about Alexei Navalny during a press conference. Vladimir Putin said the jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny "ignored" the law and suggested Mr Navalny knew he would be detained but came anyway. He told reporters: "He knew full well he violated Russian law and has to understand he is a repeat offender.
The View’s Meghan McCain, who fashions herself as a political and foreign policy expert, called for Russia to be booted from the G7 over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s imprisonment of a political dissident on Wednesday. “No. I don’t think that we should be meeting with Putin at all,” the conservative co-host reacted before demanding action against Russia.
The EU should prepare for “a further downturn” in its relations with Vladimir Putin’s Russia, the bloc’s top diplomat has warned. As Joe Biden and Putin talked at a lakeside mansion in Geneva, the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell unveiled a strategy aimed at charting a course for EU-Russia relations.
Joe Biden is having face-to-face talks with Vladimir Putin as relations between the US and Russia remain at one of their lowest points in history. The US president shook hands and used positive language ahead of talks in Geneva, Switzerland, while the Russian leader said he hopes talks will prove "productive".
Russian president Vladimir Putin said there was no ‘hostility’ during talks with US president Joe Biden at their summit in Switzerland. Russian president Vladimir Putin said that he and US president Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit to return ambassadors to their posts, lowering tensions and beginning consultations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons.
BREAKING NEWS - Putin lands in Geneva for his Biden showdown: Russian president arrives for five-hour face-off over cyber-attacks, election meddling, Ukraine and Alexei Navalny
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet for their summit today in 18th Century villa 'Nothing is off the table,' said a senior administration official Putin landed just before 12:30 pm local time, about half an hour before his planned arrival Biden plans to raise hacking, election interference, and political prisoners, with potential room for gains on prisoner swaps and nuclear deal