On Friday,  President Biden announced more than 500 sanctions on Russia after the death of Putin’s critic Alexei Navalny.

Biden said the sanctions would target Russia’s different sectors, including some financial institutions as well as those connected to Navalny’s imprisonment.


“They will ensure Putin pays an even steeper price for his aggression abroad and repression at home,” Biden said in a statement about the sanctions. He made a point of explaining the these sanctions are timed with the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as well.


In closing, Biden said that America must prove to the world that it stands up for freedom and will “never bow to anyone — particularly Putin.”