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'Anger and indignation': Macron reacts to Navalny's death

'Anger and indignation': Macron reacts to Navalny's death Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron (Getty Images)

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his condolences to the family of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny amid rumors of his death.

The French leader noted that "in today's Russia, free spirits are sent to the Gulag and condemned to death."

"Anger and indignation. I pay tribute to the memory of Alexeï Navalny, his dedication, his courage. My thoughts go out to his family, loved ones, and to the Russian people," Macron stated.

Russia announced the death of Navalny

Today, February 16, the Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District announced the death of Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny. It is noted that he allegedly died in the penitentiary, where he was serving his sentence.

The press secretary of the Russian politician, Kira Yarmysh, said that Navalny's command still has no evidence of his death. Navalny's lawyer flies to Kharp, where the oppositionist was serving his sentence.

You can learn more about Navalny's biography in the RBC-Ukraine article Main convict in Russia: Who is Navalny and why he was jailed.

What is known about Navalny's death and how the world is reacting to it in the material of RBC-Ukraine.