Navalny returns to Russia. Stopped at Moscow airport: “I’m not afraid”

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Alexey Navalny was stopped by the police after landing in Moscow. The agents asked him to follow him to passport control. His wife kissed him in greeting. The lawyer could not follow him.
The Current Time newspaper broadcast everything live. In the evening Joe Biden asked for his release. “Alexej Navalny’s arrest on arrival in Moscow is unacceptable. I ask the Russian authorities to release him immediately, ”said Michel, the president of the European Council.

“I am here and I can assure you that I am happy, this is my home. Everyone asks me: are you afraid? No, I’m not afraid. I pass through customs with a calm mind, then I will go home because I know that I am right and I urge you too not to be afraid, “Alexey Navalny told reporters inside Terminal D of Sheremetyevo airport, after getting off the bus. shuttle, in an impromptu press conference. Navalny then made his way to passport control, where he was stopped.

A few hours before he arrived – and the landing was scheduled at the Vnukono airport – Lyubov Sobol, Ruslan Shaveddinov and Konstantin Kotov, his colleagues who were waiting for him, were stopped by the agents.

Riot police have entered the airport and are evacuating journalists and supporters of Alexey Navalny. The independent broadcaster Dozhd reports. People are heard shouting “fascists”. Meanwhile it has been learned that the plane carrying Navalny will not land in Vnukovo but in another airport, that of Sheremetyevo.

Putin’s historic opponent is returning to Russia after spending a long time in Germany, where he was treated following poisoning.

“I had a good time in Germany, but coming home is always better,” Navalny said before leaving. According to some testimonies, he would have embarked last. “It is the best moment of the last 5 months,” he added, stating that he did not fear arrest.


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