Biden rejects Putin’s ‘ridiculous comparison’ between Capitol rioters and Alexei Navalny

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    Joe Biden has responded to Vladimir Putin comparing his jailing of political opponents such as Alexei Navalny with the charges filed against those who carried out the Capitol Hill riots. ‘I think that’s a ridiculous comparison,’ Biden told reporters after meeting with the Russian president in Geneva. During his own press conference after the summit, Putin used that comparison to deflect a question about why so many of his critics are either imprisoned or dead

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