Washington threatens Russia. The arrest of disgruntled Alexei Navalny in Moscow provoked many reactions in the Western world.
The National Security Adviser to US President Joe Biden issued the most stern statements.
Washington threatens Russia. “Russia to pay”
Jack Sullivan, National Security Adviser to National Security Adviser Joe Biden, was quoted on Thursday as saying that the United States would make “decisions” to hold Russia accountable for its “instability” actions. AFP.
“If we pay for the consequences of Russia’s actions, we hope it will have an impact on Russia’s behavior in the future,” Jack Sullivan told a White House news conference, but acknowledged that this would not deter him. Russian President Vladimir Putin “does everything we do not like.”
The report comes in the wake of accusations against Moscow by the United States and its Western allies over the Kremlin’s crackdown on violent protests in support of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny.
Despite the efforts of the authorities to stop them, the Russians continued to take to the streets in Moscow and shouted “Russia without Putin!” And “Putin is a thief!”
Russia was not intimidated
Russia, on the other hand, has said that Western demands for Navalny’s release are “broken from reality.”
Alexei Navalny was sentenced by a Russian court on Tuesday to two years and eight months in prison, following a tumultuous trial that mocked the arguments of the Russian opposition and called the Kremlin leader “Putin the Vision” and “little hidden thug.” In a bunker “, international press reports.
Severe reactions in the West
Western governments have responded to the decision to convict Alexei Navalny – US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has called for the immediate release of Russia’s adversary: “The United States is deeply concerned about Russia’s actions against Alexei Navalny. We reiterate our demand for his immediate and unconditional release, as well as for all those arrested for exercising their rights. “
The British Foreign Secretary tweeted, “This evil result shows that Russia has failed to fulfill the most basic duties of a responsible member of the international community.”
The head of German diplomacy said the ruling was “a blow to fundamental freedoms and the rule of law” and that Navalny should be released immediately.
“The verdict is not credible and is against the international human rights obligations adopted by Russia,” the European Council said.