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Bundestag members call for increased aid to Ukraine after Navalny's death

Bundestag members call for increased aid to Ukraine after Navalny's death Members of the Bundestag demand increased assistance to Ukraine following Navalny's death (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

Germany needs to increase assistance to Ukraine with weapons and more not only after the death of the so-called Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, according to statements of several Bundestag deputies.

Members of the Bundestag from the ruling coalition and the opposition CDU/CSU have called for sanctions against Russia and new assistance to Ukraine following the death of Navalny.

"We call for further sanctions against the Russian regime and must do everything possible to help Ukraine win," said SPD deputy Frank Schwabe.

CDU member Norbert Röttgen, who chairs the Bundestag's Foreign Affairs Committee, called for German support for Ukraine with weapons and ammunition to be "strengthened now."

He also suggested developing mechanisms to allow the use of Russian frozen state assets to cover the costs of Ukraine's defense.

Navalny's death

On February 16, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug reported the death of opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Propagandists claimed that he supposedly suffered a thrombosis while out for a walk.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that Navalny was killed by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, like thousands of others who were tortured.

Navalny's wife, Yulia, leans toward this version.

For more details on Navalny's death, you can read the material on RBC-Ukraine.