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The key points from Navalnaya's address

By Primenewsghana
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Yulia Navalnaya, Alexei Navalny's widow, delivered a speech to the European Parliament this morning following his death.

Here's a quick summary of the key points from what she said:

  • She said European leaders needed to "stop being boring" if they wanted to defeat Russian President Vladimir Putin
  • Political activist Navalny had to become an "innovator" to spread his message of opposition to Putin through Russia, she said
  • She called on international leaders to adopt a similar mindset, saying Putin cannot be hurt by resolutions or sanctions
  • Navalnaya said the "murder" of her husband - who died in an Arctic penal colony on 16 February - showed that Putin was "capable of anything" and that he could not be negotiated with
  • She also confirmed her husband's funeral will be held on Friday, but that it was not clear whether it would be peaceful and if Russian police would intervene
  • Navalnaya said there are tens of millions of Russians who are against Putin and the war in Ukraine who should not be persecuted for his actions