Navalny, who has was on a hunger strike For almost three weeks, an Instagram post said an officer told him that his health was deteriorating and that if he continued not to eat, he could be force-fed. Navalny demanded His doctor can see him after experiencing severe back pain and numbness in his legs in prison. Navalny’s wife said he had trouble speaking.
Navalny’s doctor said Saturday he “could die at any moment.”
Biden’s comments on Saturday at a golf club in Wilmington, Delaware, come just days after the president imposed new sanctions on the Kremlin and expelled Russian diplomats from the United States. The Biden government is trying to put the Kremlin down for its attempts to meddle in the Kremlin, 2020 elections, SolarWinds cyber espionage efforts, and the country’s occupation of Crimea among others. In response, Russia designated US diplomats and banned several prominent US officials from Russia, including Attorney General Merrick Garland.
“I knew President Putin that we could have gone further, but I decided against it. I have chosen an appropriate relationship, ”said Biden on Thursday. “The United States does not want to initiate a cycle of escalation and conflict with Russia. We want a stable, predictable relationship. “
Biden did not mention Navalny in a speech on Russia on Thursday, and a reading of his call on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin made no explicit mention of Navalny, but the Biden government has previously requested his release. Biden expressed concerns about the Kremlin’s treatment of Navalny when he first called Putin as president in January. The government also condemned Russia for arresting thousands of demonstrators in January who were marching in support of Navalny.