Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu recalled Monday in Brussels that Romania has condemned the arrest of Russian opponent Alexei Navalny and noted the repression of the latter's support demonstrations on Russian territory, stressing that freedom of assembly and freedom of expression cannot be annulled.
Chairman of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament Dacian Ciolos is calling the detention of Alexei Navalny a 'coward gesture' of the regime led by Vladimir Putin, calling on the European Parliament for an urgent debate. "Getting Alexei Navalny arrested is a coward gesture of the regime led by Vladimir Putin that cannot go without consequences.
Zakharova told foreign politicians who criticize the arrest of Navalny, who was arrested at the Moscow airport, to respect international law and Russian law, and to deal with their problems.
It came after Jake Sullivan, whom Joe Biden intends to appoint as National Security Advisor, called for Navalny's immediate release.