Vladimir Putin makes “major” policy announcements prior to Navalny’s rally


Supporters of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny are expected to hit the streets throughout Russia later tonight-Kyril Kudriavtsev / AFP

Supporters of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny are expected to hit the streets throughout Russia later tonight-Kyril Kudriavtsev / AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin Major policy announcements in his national speech A few hours before Alexei Navalny’s supporters went out to the streets on Wednesday afternoon to demand the release of imprisoned opposition leaders.

Putin’s speech, in the midst of heightened tensions between Russia and the West and the massive build-up of Russian troops at the Ukrainian border, raised fears of a new war in eastern Ukraine. ..

Some senior members of Congress pointed out that Putin was likely to use his annual speech to make major policy announcements, but did not elaborate.

Later on Wednesday, supporters of the Kremlin’s nemesis Alexei Navalny Hunger strike personIt is expected that prosecutors will gather throughout Russia in what is described as the last ditch protest before moving to declare his movement radicals.

Navalny’s friends and family warned about his health last week after his recent blood tests showed dangerously high levels of potassium, expressing fear about his life to an independent doctor. I urged you.

Russian President struggled to contain a wave of protests in favor of Navalny-Poolsputnik Kremlin

Russian President struggled to contain a wave of protests in favor of Navalny-Poolsputnik Kremlin

Navalny made a hunger strike three weeks ago after refusing to see a private doctor because the prison administration began to feel high levels of back pain and numbness in the legs.

The politician on Sunday was transferred to another prison hospital, where a lawyer was able to meet him on Tuesday.

In a message given by the lawyer, Navalny didn’t elaborate on his condition, but said he was “quite sick” when he was transferred to the ward over the weekend.

He thanked his supporters for reminding him that he was not alone in his struggle:

“It’s really important to feel your support and solidarity. There is no better weapon against injustice and lawlessness.”

In the coming weeks, a Moscow court will put Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation and his regional network in something like al-Qaeda and designate Navalny’s staff as extremist organizations subject to imprisonment and severe fines. I will make a ruling.

Some of Navalny’s regional offices have recently set foot on the ground by removing accounts on Russian social media networks that are vulnerable to security service information requests.

Navalny’s allies called for a national protest Wednesday night, describing him as the “last battle” with the Kremlin as Navalny’s life was out of balance and his network was about to collapse.

Russian media reported Wednesday morning that at least 12 of Navalny’s companions had been detained in some parts of Russia and their homes had been attacked hours before the rally.