4/22, 8:45 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US hopes Russia will release Navalny - WH

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday that the United States hopes Russia will treat jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny "with humanity" but noted Washington reserves the right to impose further sanctions against Russian officials in case that doesn't happen.

Psaki noted that the US continues to convey the message to Russia that Navalny should be "kept safe" and "ultimately released." She also noted that Washington has also recently expressed concerns to Moscow over the build-up of troops at the Ukrainian border and wants to deescalate tensions with Russia.

Earlier, NATO commended Russia for deciding to pull its forces from the region but noted it will continue to monitor the situation.

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