America’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that the US government has told Russia that if Alexey Navalny dies in prison, he will have to bear the consequences.
Alexey Navalani (File Photo)
The US has warned Russia that if the death of Opposition leader Alexey Navalny in prison, he will have to bear the consequences. Navalny is kept in a prison outside Moscow, where he is serving a prison sentence of more than 2.5 years. At the same time, the Kremlin is being criticized worldwide, including Russia, after Navalny’s arrest and his conviction. Alexei Navalny is identified with one of the staunch critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the US government has told Russia that if the Kremlin critic Alexi Navalny dies in prison, he will have to bear the consequences. Sullivan said, “We have told the Russian government that if anything happens to Navalani in his custody, it will be his responsibility.” They will be held accountable to the international community. He said, we are looking at various measures and sanctions, which can be applied to Russia. Right now I cannot tell about it publicly. But we have warned them that after the death of Navalni, serious consequences will be seen.
Navalani is on a hunger strike in jail
Russian opposition leaders have been on hunger strike for the last three weeks. A doctor from Navalni said that his condition is deteriorating day by day and the 44-year-old leader is standing at the mouth of death. Navalani, a critic of President Vladimir Putin, started a hunger strike on 31 March. Navalani started the hunger strike because he said that better treatment is not being given for his leg and back pain. At the same time, the threat of Russia by the US has been seen when in recent days there is tension between the two countries to expel each other’s diplomats from the country.
European Union demanded the release of Navalni
On the other hand, the European Union said on Sunday that it is very concerned with the reports of Navalni’s health. The union has demanded immediate and unconditional release of Navalni. The European Union’s head of foreign policy Josep Borel said that Russian officials are responsible for the safety and health of the Navalni in prison. He said, this matter is included in the agenda of the video conference of the foreign ministers of the European Union to be held on Monday. At the same time, the Russian Ambassador in London said on Sunday that Navalni will not be allowed to die in jail.
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