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Free Navalny, EU diplomat tells Russia at rare talks in Moscow

Sergey Lavrov (left) and Josep Borrell talk during their meeting in Moscow today. (AP pic)MOSCOW: The European Union’s top diplomat appealed to Russia on Friday to free jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a case he said had brought EU-Russian ties to a low, drawing a robust response from Moscow which called the EU an unreliable partner.
Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic, was jailed this week for almost three years for parole violations he called trumped up, a move the West sharply condemned.
In Moscow for rare talks, Josep Borrell, the EU’s foreign policy chief, said he had pressed Russian Foreign …read more

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