Navalnaya to the EU Parliament: «We use the weapons of the combat towards the mafia to beat Putin» | EUROtoday

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STRASBOURG – She began with probably the most non-public and emotionally partaking half – the final days along with her husband Alexei Navalny in Strasbourg – and ended with a name to Europe to hit Putin with weapons particular to the combat towards organized crime reasonably than politics.

12 days after the killing of probably the most well-known Russian opponent, his spouse Yulia Navalnaya spoke in Strasbourg earlier than the plenary of the European Parliament.

«After Putin had tried to kill Alexei for the primary time – started the widow sporting a black costume with a white collar and trim, greeted by a standing ovation – we lived for seven months in Germany and, on the brief journeys we frequently made to assist him to get better, we additionally stayed with our youngsters in Strasbourg, certainly one of our favourite cities. Now that my husband has died I’m right here once more, I now not stroll with my household, however I flip to you and to the entire of Europe.”

To Europe asking what it can do to help it in its fight, the one who is now defined as the First Lady of the Russian opposition responded by recalling who Navalny was, the blogger who became a thorn in the side of the Russian regime thanks to his ability to invent forms ever new struggles as they were prevented from using traditional tools, from voting to the banal use of traditional media.

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«If you really want to defeat Putin – he said – you have to be innovative and stop being boring. You cannot hit him with another resolution or with another package of sanctions, no different from the previous ones. You cannot defeat him by thinking that he is a man of principles or that he abides by certain rules. You are not dealing with a politician, but with a bloodthirsty mafioso – he insisted -: Putin is the leader of an organized criminal gang. This includes poisoners and murderers, but they are only puppets: the most important thing is the people close to him, his friends, his associates, the custodians of the mafia's money.”

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