US President Joe Biden said today that it is “looking into” the possibility of imposing additional sanctions against the Russia of Vladimir Putin’s counterpart, three days after the death of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny.

“We already have sanctions in place, but right now we’re thinking about additional ones, yes,” the Democratic leader, who already held President Putin “responsible” for Navalny’s death, which was announced Friday in an Arctic prison, told reporters. .

The US and the European Union have already imposed a series of sanctions against Moscow since the war that led to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 broke out.

President Biden said on Saturday that he expressed to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky his “confidence” that US military aid to Kiev, which is currently blocked by the House of Representatives, will continue.

The Democratic-dominated Senate approved a new $60 billion military aid package for Ukraine, which Kiev is desperately seeking from the US and its Western allies.

But House Republican Majority Leader Mike Johnson is refusing to hold any vote on the plan.

Joe Biden said today that he “would be happy” to talk to Johnson, whose positions are influenced by the Republican primary favorite, ahead of the November presidential election, former President Donald Trump.

Trump is demanding that Congress also approve tougher immigration laws before any new financial aid to Ukraine.

“The way they (Republicans) turn their eyes away from the threat that Russia represents, the way they turn their eyes away from NATO and our obligations, it’s just shocking,” the US president said. , during a campaign event for his re-election in the presidential elections in November.