Russia’s ambassador to the UK has stated that opposition activist Alexei Navalny “is not going to be allowed to die in jail”.
Navalny, 44, almost died in August 2020 when he was poisoned with the chemical nerve agent, Novichock. He accuses President Vladimir Putin of ordering the poisoning, which the Kremlin denies.
Navalny was jailed in February on outdated embezzlement fees and has been on starvation strike for 18 days to demand correct therapy for acute again ache and leg numbness.
Docs say current blood take a look at outcomes point out he may endure cardiac arrest or kidney failure at any second.
Talking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr in an interview recorded on Friday however broadcast on Sunday, ambassador Andrei Kelin insisted Navalny’s medical therapy can be “taken care of”, and claimed the true objective of his requires medical assist was to “appeal to consideration”.
On Sunday, a lot of international locations joined the worldwide protest in opposition to Mr Navalny’s therapy. US nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan instructed CNN there can be penalties if Mr Navalny died and Russia can be held accountable by the worldwide neighborhood.
France, Germany and the European Union have expressed their concern, and EU international ministers will focus on the state of affairs on Monday.