Governor Polis Releases Statement on the Death of Alexei Navalny

Friday, February 16, 2024

DENVER - Today, Governor Polis released a statement on the death of Alexei Navalny. 

“Despite being poisoned and imprisoned on trumped-up charges, Alexei Navalny remained a staunch advocate for truth in a time when Putin's war, violence, and political suppression threaten not just the wellbeing of ordinary Russians but our global security. Putin is no friend to America or peace, and now more than ever we must continue to support allies like Ukraine and fight against brutal dictatorships that jeopardize freedom and democracy at home and abroad,” said Colorado Governor Jared Polis. 

Governor Polis urges Congress to approve funding to aid Ukraine in its fight against Putin. Governor Polis has taken a series of steps in solidarity with the people of free and independent Ukraine, and to penalize the Russian government, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.