“Alexei Navalny fought for the values ​​of freedom and democracy. For his ideals, he made the ultimate sacrifice”, says the President of the European Council Charles Michel with his post on Platform X, in which he emphasizes that “the EU holds the Russian regime solely responsible for this tragic death”.

“My deepest condolences to his family. And to those who fight for democracy around the world in the darkest of circumstances,” he adds.

Finally, Charles Michel notes that “fighters die. But the fight for freedom never ends.”

“Deeply saddened and disturbed,” he said today NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on news of the death of imprisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny.

“We must establish all the facts and Russia must answer all serious questions about the circumstances of his death,” he added.

From his side German Chancellor Olaf Scholzwho also expressed his “deep sadness”, said the event was a “horrible” indication of how Russia as a country has changed in recent years.

“This is appalling news. As the staunchest supporter of Russian democracy, Alexei Navalny displayed incredible courage throughout his life. My thoughts are with his wife and the people of Russia for whom this is a tremendous tragedy.” , was the statement of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

If Navalny’s death is true, then Russian President Vladimir Putin is responsible for it, said Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the exiled Russian businessman.

In a post on X, Lithuanian President Gitanas Naušeda wrote that the Russian authorities should face the consequences and be “accountable to justice”.

For his part, the Russian journalist, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Dmitry Muratov told Reuters today that the death of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny was a “murder” and said he believed the conditions of his detention led to his death.

Imprisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny paid with his life for “his resistance to a system of oppression”, the French Foreign Minister Stéphane Cezournet in his comments on the death of the famous Russian dissident.

“His death in prison reminds us of the reality of Vladimir Putin’s regime,” the French minister added.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Bart Eide wrote on social networking site X that “the Russian government bears heavy responsibility” for the death of Navalny, who was serving a 19-year sentence in an Arctic penal colony.

Its president Latvian Edgars Rinkevics wrote on platform X that Navalny was “brutally murdered by the Kremlin”.

“Whatever one thinks of Alexei Navalny as a politician, he was just brutally murdered by the Kremlin. This is a fact and this is something one should know about the true nature of Russia’s current regime. My condolences to the family and friends,” wrote the Latvian president.