Putin on Navalny: Any person can be pardoned if they are worthy of it
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to cooperate with the opposition if it tries to strengthen the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to cooperate with the opposition if it tries to strengthen the country. He said this in an interview with NBC. The TV presenter asked if the Russian president could ‘pardon’ Alexey Navalny, so that he could compete in elections. “I would like to cooperate with these people and I am ready for this. We try to make Russia a stronger, competitive, and more effective country, a country that relies on its own strengths. There are such people [who do this],” TASS reports citing the president. “Any person can be pardoned if they are worthy of it,” Putin added.
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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said that following the results of the summit in Brussels, the leaders of the EU countries decided to recall the Ambassador to Russia for Brussels summit. Earlier this was reported by Reuters sources.