European Countries Summon Russian Diplomats Over Navalny’s Death

European Countries Summon Russian Diplomats Over Navalny’s Death
European Countries Summon Russian Diplomats Over Navalny’s Death

 

 

 

A host of European Union governments yesterday summoned Russian diplomats following the prison death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands were among those saying Monday they had summoned diplomats from Russian embassies. London had done the same Friday evening.

Navalny’s death in a remote prison in the Arctic, where the 47-year-old was serving a 19-year sentence after surviving a poisoning incident in 2020 that he accused the Kremlin of committing, was announced Friday.

 

Western countries have unanimously pointed blame at the Russian authorities for his death, three years into his sentence, which deprives the opposition of its most prominent figure a month ahead of presidential elections that are expected to enhance Vladimir Putin’s firm grip on power.

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