Merkel asks Putin to free Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on anniversary of his poisoning

//Merkel asks Putin to free Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on anniversary of his poisoning

Merkel asks Putin to free Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on anniversary of his poisoning

German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to free his jailed opponent Alexei Navalny on the anniversary of a nerve-agent attack on the politician, whose life was saved by Berlin doctors.“I demanded from the Russian leader that he free Navalny,” Merkel – who blames Moscow for the poisoning – said standing next to Putin at a Kremlin press conference.“And I made clear that we will keep doing that,” she said, calling the situation around Navalny “distressing”.Putin –…

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