Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has officially commented on the detention of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny at the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. The report states that Navalny's apprehension is an attack on human rights and suppression of freedom of speech. This was reported by the ministry's press service.
"We consider the situation around Navalny as a continuation of the Kremlin's shameful practice of attacking human rights and suppressing freedom of speech. The Kremlin's systematic practice of detaining and politically motivated persecution of politicians and public figures, members of national minorities, and journalists is contrary to Russia's international obligations under the relevant human rights agreements," the statement said.
As we reported earlier, Navalny returned to Russia on January 17. Officers of the search department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia detained him right after his plane landed in Moscow.
A number of countries have already condemned Russia's actions and called for additional sanctions against the country.