French Foreign Ministry: Russia will suffer serious consequences if Navalny dies
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said that Russia and its President Vladimir Putin "will suffer the consequences" if the Russian opposition leader dies because of the ill-treatment he has suffered since his imprisonment in the West. it is illegal.
"We will impose all necessary sanctions and hold President Putin as well as the Russian authorities responsible in the event that Navalny dies ... let us hope the situation does not go that far," he told France Public Television. 2 ”in an interview given today.
Le Drian has been more diplomatic on other bilateral issues, saying Paris and Moscow "should continue to communicate with each other and find what they have in common" , a rhetoric that can be explained by the fact that France has begun negotiations. for receiving Russian anti-COVID vaccines, "Sputnik V" after the failure of the EU to receive in time the vaccines which were purchased from the company AstraZeneca, as well as due to numerous problems and doubts about this vaccine.
Recall that two days ago, Alexei Navalny was transported to the hospital, full 3 weeks after he had requested medical attention due to severe back pain and psychological problems. According to international media reports in these 3 months of arrest, Navalny has lost more than 15 pounds and is being subjected to psychological violence by not being allowed to sleep at night by the guards.