Navalny ‘is not going to be allowed to die in jail’

Andrei Kelin, Russian Ambassador to the UK

Russia’s ambassador to the UK has stated that opposition activist Alexei Navalny “will not be allowed to die in prison”.

Navalny, 44, practically died in August 2020 when he was poisoned with the chemical nerve agent, Novichock. He accuses President Vladimir Putin of ordering the poisoning, which the Kremlin denies.

He was jailed in February for outdated embezzlement prices and has been on a starvation strike for 18 days, to demand correct remedy for acute again ache and leg numbness.

Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr, Andrei Kelin insisted Navalny’s medical remedy could be “taken care of”, and claimed the actual objective of his requires medical assist was to “attract attention”.

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