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Western officials and Kremlin critics blame Putin for Navalny’s death in prison

Feb 16, 2024, 8:21 AM | Updated: 9:30 am

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A demonstrator wearing a "Stop Putin" t-shirt holds a "Free Navalny" banner during a protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin and his regime in Praça dos Restauradores on January 21, 2024, in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo: Horacio Villalobos/Getty Images)

(Photo: Horacio Villalobos/Getty Images)

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — World leaders and Russian opposition activists wasted no time Friday in blaming the reported death of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny on President Vladimir Putin and his government.

“It is obvious that he was killed by Putin,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who was visiting Germany as he sought aid for his country as it fights off an invasion by Russia.

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Western officials and Kremlin critics blame Putin for Navalny’s death in prison