World leaders condemn Navalny sentence, Russia denounces ‘interference’
07 February 2021 | 12:38 pm
Calls are growing from the international community for jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be freed. Moscow has hit back, saying other countries should not interfere in Russia's internal matters.
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