I condemn the detention of Alexei Navalny yesterday by the Russian authorities, upon his return to Russia. The Russian authorities must immediately release him and ensure his safety.
Detention of political opponents is against Russia’s international commitments.
We also continue to expect a thorough and independent investigation on the attack on Alexei Navalny’s life.
We will monitor the situation closely.
Source: Statement from the President on Alexei Navalny (europa.eu)
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