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<President Joe Biden> <Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, TAKE CG @ :30-:36> <Basil John, @BasilJohnNews, TAKE CG @ :41-:46> <Sen. Chuck Schumer, Senate Democratic Leader, TAKE CG @ 1:08-1:10> <ANCHOR: PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN SAYS HIS ADMINSITRATION IS TAKING ACTION TO HURT THE RUSSIAN GOVENRMENT...WITH HUNDREDS OF NEW SANCTIONS. THIS COMES ONE WEEK AFTER RUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER ALEXEI NAVALNY DIED IN A SIBERIAN PRISON. WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT BASIL JOHN REPORTS AS WE COME UP ON THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVASION OF UKRAINE.> PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN KEPT HIS PROMISE TO PUNISH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN. <President Joe Biden> "We in the United States are going to continue to ensure that Putin pays the price for his aggression abroad and repression at home." THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ISSUED MORE THAN 500 NEW SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA…BECAUSE OF THE DEATH OF RUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER…ALEXEI NAVALNY. <President Joe Biden> "Make no mistake. Putin is responsible for Alexei's death." SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY BLINKEN SAYS THESE SANCTIONS WILL HURT RUSSIA'S MOST CRITICAL SECTORS. <Antony Blinken> "Defense industry, aeronautics, energy extraction, all of the technology that's being denied as a result of these actions, will have an increasingly heavier and heavier impact." <BASIL> WHILE SOME SANCTIONS WERE ADDED BECAUSE OF NAVALNY'S DEATH...MOST WERE ALREADY IN THE WORKS TO MARK THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF RUSSIA'S INVASION OF UKRAINE THIS WEEKEND. <President Joe Biden> "History's watching. The clock is ticking. Brave Ukrainian soldiers and civilians are dying." THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE NEXT STEP IS FOR THE HOUSE TO PASS THE NATIONAL SECURITY BILL THE SENATE ALREADY APPROVED…TO GUARANTEE MORE FUNDING FOR UKRAINE. <President Joe Biden> "If the Speaker called for a vote in the House, it would pass easily today." <BUTT TO> <Sen. Chuck Schumer> "Thank you so much for your help." DESPITE THE INACTION FROM CONGRESS…SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER LED A TRIP TO UKRAINE TO REASSURE UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS…THAT U.S AID WILL COME SOON. REPORTING IN WASHINGTON…I'M BASIL JOHN

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