President Rinkēvičs: Navalny was 'brutally murdered by the Kremlin'

Commemorative events are planned in various countries around the world on Friday, February 16, in connection with news of the death of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny who reportedly died in prison in Russia. Among other locations, such events are taking place in Rīga and Tallinn.

The Russian Prison Administration said Friday, February 16, that the imprisoned Russian opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, who had been in detention since 2021, had died.

Latvian President Edgrs Rinkēvičs did not mince his words on the matter, writing that Navalny had in fact been "brutally murdered by the Kremlin".

Prime Minister Evika Siliņa reacted from the sidelines of the Munich Security Confrence, saying Navalny had been "tortured to death".

Foreign Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said he was "deeply distraught" by news of Navalny's untimely death, also pinning the blame firmly on "Putin's criminal regime".


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