Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov spoke about the situation with the founder of FBK (included by the Ministry of Justice in the register of organizations performing the functions of a foreign agent, recognized as a remist organization) Alexei Navalny. He said this in an interview for the documentary “Vladimir Putin: Master of the Game” (Poutine, le maître du jeu) of the French TV channel France 5, reports RIA News…
Peskov, answering a question from a French journalist about Navalny’s situation in prison, replied: “Let’s hope that he does not die (in custody – approx. “Tapes. RU “) … Thank God he’s alive. ” He also said that at first in the correctional institution Navalny “began to starve”, but over time “began to eat.” In addition, the Kremlin spokesman said that Russia has not received answers about the incident with Navalny.
Earlier, President Vladimir Putin, answering questions at the plenary session of Russia “Russian Energy Week”, said that Navalny is in prison not for political activity, but for a crime. According to the head of state, worries about the death of democracy in Russia are greatly exaggerated. “Don’t worry about us, think better about yourself and what is happening there,” Putin advised.
In February, the Moscow City Court recognized the replacement of the suspended sentence of Navalny in the Yves Rocher case with a real one as legal. He was charged with 60 violations of public order after a suspended sentence. At the same time, Navalny’s sentence was reduced by 50 days – he is serving a term of 2 years and 6 months in a colony.