Lipavský on Navalny death: Russia kills own people who dream of better future

Responding to the death of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, the Czech minister of foreign affairs, Jan Lipavský, said Moscow treated its own citizens in the same way it treated foreign policy.

Mr. Lipavský said on social media that Russia was a violent state that killed its own people who dreamt of a better future, such as Boris Nemtsov and Navalny. He said the latter had been imprisoned and tortured to death for standing up to President Putin.

Navalny had been in a Russian prison since 2021 on charges that were widely viewed as politically motivated.

Author: Ian Willoughby