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Kremlin played it safe with its main opponent - Feygin on Navalny's murder

2 March, 2024 Saturday
17:58

Russian opposition politician Mark Feygin said in an interview with Espreso, that the Kremlin sees problems as nails to be hammered, so Russian authorities killed Navalny in advance

He shared the opinion on Espreso TV.

"I tend to believe the version that I expressed before it was expressed by the Anti-Corruption Foundation. In her speech, Maria Pevchikh (a Russian investigative journalist), who is such an important figure within the Navalny team, said that some kind of exchange was being prepared. I believe that the West was trying to exchange Navalny, to get him out of a Russian prison. Why did Putin kill him? First of all, he kills everyone," said Mark Feygin.

According to Feigin, they tried to kill Navalny in 2020, when they poisoned him with Novichok. In revenge, they killed Prigozhin. They killed many other people.

"Why didn't they kill Navalny in advance? In prison, he would not be able to exert influence, and if he were free in Europe or America, could anyone vouch for him? What would his biography be like? What challenge would he pose to the Kremlin? This is not a question of fear, this is how they see the solution. They see all problems as nails that need to be hammered in, and they have no other vision. Moreover, they are not afraid of consequences. They used to be afraid of some consequences, circling around them. But now they held the elections the way they did, even their own candidate Nadezhdin, who was nominated, was taken and not allowed to run, even though he was absolutely controlled. They decided to play it safe even in this matter. So why couldn't they play it safe with the Kremlin's main opponent? Navalny was indeed an anti-systemic politician. We all understood that they would not let him go alive," the opposition politician concluded.

  • On February 16, the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service announced the death of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
  • On March 1, Navalny was buried in Moscow. Thousands of people came to say goodbye to him. The funeral was also attended by the ambassadors of the United States, Germany, France, and a number of other countries, including the EU. 
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