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Alexei Navalny: Alexander Litvinenko’s spouse calls Vladimir Putin ‘monster’

Alexei Navalny’s spouse has accused the Kremlin of ready for traces of the Novichok nerve agent to vanish from his physique as she vowed to disclose the names of his killers.

In a video message on Monday, Yulia Navalnaya mentioned: “Vladimir Putin killed my husband… We know exactly why Putin killed Alexei three days ago. We will tell you about it soon.”

It comes as the bruised body of the Putin critic is believed to have been delivered to a morgue at the Salekhard District Clinical Hospital, an anonymous experienced paramedic told the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta Europe on Sunday.

However, Mr Navalny’s mother, Lyudmila Navalnaya, and his lawyers were blocked from accessing the morgue on Monday morning, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

Meanwhile, the widow of Alexander Litvinenko, who died in 2006 after being poisoned in London with Polonium 210, told Sky News the Russian President had “killed the most prominent politician and the hope of a new Russia” as she called for support from the West for critics of the “monster” Putin.

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Germany summons Russian ambassador over Navalny’s death

Germany’s foreign ministry on Monday summoned Russia’s ambassador in Germany over the death of Alexei Navalny, the country’s most prominent opposition leader, a spokesperson for the ministry said.

“A corresponding assembly will happen right this moment in Berlin with the Russian ambassador,” the spokesperson said during a regular press conference.

Germany expressly demands the release of all those imprisoned in Russia for political reasons, the spokesperson said, adding, “It is surprising that individuals are being arrested in Russia for laying flowers in honour of Alexei Navalny’s loss of life.”

Tara Cobham19 February 2024 11:30

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Navalny’s widow accuses Kremlin of ‘waiting for novichok’ to leave his body

Alexei Navalny’s widow has said the Kremlin is waiting for traces of the Novichok nerve agent to disappear from his body as she vowed to reveal the names of his killers.

In a video message on Monday, Yulia Navalnaya accused the Russian authorities of hiding the opposition leader’s body, adding that his allies know why her husband was killed and would soon reveal the details.

The Kremlin has denied involvement in his death.

“We know exactly why Putin killed Alexei three days ago,” she said. “We will tell you about it soon. We will definitely find out who exactly carried out this crime and how exactly. We will name the names and show the faces.”

Alexei Navalny’s widow has accused Vladimir Putin of killing her husband as she said details of the Russian opposition leader’s death will soon be revealed

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Tara Cobham19 February 2024 11:12

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Navalny’s wife vows to continue work of husband fighting for free Russia

Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, said on Monday that she would continue her husband’s fight for a free Russia and called on supporters to battle President Vladimir Putin with greater fury than ever.

“I need to reside in a free Russia, I need to construct a free Russia,” Navalnaya said in a video message entitled “I’ll proceed the work of Alexei Navalny”.

“Vladimir Putin killed my husband,” Navalnaya said, adding that she would work with the Russian people to battle with the Kremlin to create a new Russia.

The Kremlin has denied involvement in his death.

“By killing Alexei, Putin killed half of me – half of my coronary heart and half of my soul,” Navalnaya said.

“But I nonetheless have the opposite half, and it tells me that I’ve no proper to surrender. I’ll proceed the work of Alexei Navalny, proceed to combat for our nation.”

“I urge you to face subsequent to me,” she said. “I ask you to share the fad with me. Rage, anger, hatred in the direction of those that dared to kill our future.”

Tara Cobham19 February 2024 11:00

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Wife of murdered ex-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko calls Vladimir Putin a ‘monster’

“I was so angry because Putin killed again. He killed again the most prominent politician and the hope of a new Russia,” she said.

Ms Litvinenko added she has “no doubt” about who is responsible for Mr Navalny’s death.

“Putin is a monster.”

Alexei Navalny: Wife of murdered Alexander Litvinenko calls Vladimir Putin ‘monster’

The wife of murdered ex-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko described Vladimir Putin as a “monster” as she discussed the death of Alexei Navalny. Marina Litvinenko spoke to Sky News on Monday 19 February, sharing her anger over Mr Navalgny’s death and her fears for other jailed opposition members. “I was so angry because Putin killed again. He killed again the most prominent politician and the hope of a new Russia,” she said. Ms Litvinenko added she has “no doubt” about who is responsible for Mr Navalny’s death. “Putin is a monster.”

Tara Cobham19 February 2024 10:45

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Bono chants Alexei Navalny’s name in front of thousands at U2 Las Vegas concert

The 60-year-old urged the Las Vegas Sphere crowd to join him in chanting Nalvany’s name on Saturday (17 February), following his death.

The 47-year-old, a fierce critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin, died in a Siberian prison after falling unwell last week, Russian prison authorities said.

Addressing concert-goers on Saturday, Bonon said: “Apparently Putin would never, ever say his name. So I thought tonight, the people who believe in freedom must say his name. Not just remember it, but say it.”

Bono chants Alexei Navalny’s name in front of thousands at U2 Las Vegas concert

U2 frontman Bono paid tribute to Russian opposition leader Alexei Nalvany during the band’s concert in Las Vegas. The 60-year-old urged the Las Vegas Sphere crowd to join him in chanting Nalvany’s name on Saturday (17 February), following his death. The 47-year-old, a fierce critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin, died in a Siberian prison after falling unwell last week, Russian prison authorities said. Addressing concert-goers on Saturday, Bonon said: “Apparently Putin would never, ever say his name. So I thought tonight, the people who believe in freedom must say his name. Not just remember it, but say it.”

Tara Cobham19 February 2024 10:30

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Kremlin says West’s reaction to Navalny’s death is unacceptable

The Kremlin said on Monday that the West’s reaction to Alexei Navalny’s death was unacceptable but that the obnoxious statements from the United States and Europe would not harm President Vladimir Putin.

The investigation into Navalny’s death is ongoing and is being conducted in accordance with Russian law, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

The Kremlin added that the question of when Navalny’s body will be handed to his relatives is not one for them to answer.

Asked how Putin reacted upon hearing the news of the jailed opposition leader’s death, Peskov said: “I have nothing to add.”

Tara Cobham19 February 2024 10:15

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In pictures: Navalny’s mother and lawyer arrive at prosecutor’s office in Salekhard

Lyudmila Navalnaya (right), mother of Alexei Navalny, walks accompanied by lawyers after visiting the Investigative Committee in Salekhard

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Lawyer Vasily Dubkov arrives at the prosecutor’s office of the Yamal-Nenets Region in the course of the case investigation of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s death, in the city of Salekhard, Russia, on Monday

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A view shows the prosecutor’s office of the Yamal-Nenets Region

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Tara Cobham19 February 2024 10:00

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German minister hopes for swift agreement on new Russia sanctions

The European Union will hopefully decide soon on a 13th package of sanctions against Russia, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said in Brussels on Monday.

She added that this would take into consideration the death of Alexei Navalny.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock speaks to the media ahead of a Foreign Affairs Council meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday

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Tara Cobham19 February 2024 09:45

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Tara Cobham19 February 2024 09:31

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EU states will seek more Russia sanctions over Navalny’s death, top diplomat says

European Union countries are expected to seek new sanctions against Moscow over the death last week of Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, said the chairman of the bloc’s foreign ministers’ talks on Monday.

“We must ship a message of help to Russian opposition… So on each fronts, the political one and the army one, now we have to proceed our help to Ukraine and to the Russian individuals who need to be residing in freedom,” said the EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell.

He added that the bloc is proposing to rename its human rights sanction regime in the name of the jailed Vladimir Putin critic.

Navalny’s widow, Yulia Navalnaya, is joining the foreign ministers’ gathering in Brussels on Monday.

Tara Cobham19 February 2024 09:30

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