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April 15, 2021, 12:42 p.m. EDT

Biden to give speech on Russia Thursday after new sanctions

President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on Russia around 4:30 p.m. Eastern Thursday, the White House said in a statement. The speech comes after the Biden administration announced new sanctions on Russia for "malign activities," including the current military buildup in Ukraine and the persecution of dissidents such as Alexei Navalny.

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