The funeral of Navalny, the widow of the EU Parliament, will take place in Moscow on Friday: “Putin is a bloodthirsty man”

The funeral ceremony for Alexei Navalny will take place on Friday at the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God in Maryeno, southeast of Moscow, and his body will be buried at the Borisovskoye cemetery. This was said by his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh. The funeral service for Alexei – writes in X Kira Yarmysh – will take place on March 1 at 2 p.m. in the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God in Maryino. Arrive early. Burial will take place at Borosivskoe Cemetery.”

“The funeral will take place the day after tomorrow and I still don’t know whether it will be peaceful or whether the police will arrest those who came to say goodbye to Alexei,” his widow Yulia Navalnaya told the plenary session of the European Parliament Chamber . “I thought that in the 12 days since Alexei's death I would have had time to prepare this speech,” he explained. “But first we spent a week collecting Alexei's body and organizing the funeral. Then I chose the cemetery and the coffin.”

A long round of applause from permanent members of the European Parliament greeted the entry into the chamber of Yulia Navalnaya, who was invited by President Roberta Mestsola to speak at the European Parliament, three years after her last appearance when she accepted the 2021 Sakharov Prize, the her husband was awarded time in prison in Russia.

“Many have the feeling that Putin cannot be defeated,” he said in his speech in the chamber. “And in this desperation they ask me: How can I help you? I'm thinking about how Alexei would answer this question. I'll try.” Answer, but I have to tell you a bit about it like him. Alexei was an inventor. He always had new ideas for everything, but especially for politics.

“Putin must answer for what he did to my country. Putin must answer for what he did to a neighboring, peaceful country. And Putin must answer for everything he did to Alexei. My husband won't see how beautiful Russia will be in the future, but we have to see it. And I will do my best to make their dream come true, so that evil falls and this beautiful future comes,” the widow of the Kremlin opponent continued.

“Putin killed my husband, Alexei Navalny. On his orders, Alexei was tortured for three years: he was starved in a tiny concrete cell, cut off from the outside world. He was denied visits, phone calls and even letters. And “Then they killed him and even after that they abused his body and abused his mother,” Navalny’s widow chanted.

“You are not dealing with a politician, but with a bloodthirsty mafioso. Putin is the head of an organized crime gang. These include poisoners and murderers, but they are all just puppets. The most important thing is the people close to Putin, his friends, his associates and the managers of the mafia's money,” Yulia Navalnaya added, after which “we need to adopt the methods of fighting crime. Not diplomatic notes, but investigations. Not statements of concern, but a search for the employees of the “mafia in your countries”. “In this fight” against Vladimir Putin, he affirmed, “you have reliable allies: there are tens of millions of Russians who are against Putin, against the war, against the evil it brings. You must not pursue them – on the contrary, you must cooperate with them. With us.”

“If you really want to defeat Putin, you have to stop being boring. You cannot hit Putin with another resolution or another set of sanctions that are no different from the previous ones. You can't defeat him by thinking he's a man of principles.” “The one who has morals and rules. It’s not like that, and Alexei understood this a long time ago,” he emphasized.

“Elections will be held at the beginning of June,” he continued. “Many of you will be campaigning, meeting voters, giving interviews, filming commercials. Now imagine that all of this is impossible. No TV channel will give you an interview. No money in it.” The world can help you with an ad. All voters who showed up at the meetings will be arrested along with the candidate. Welcome to Putin's Russia. But Alexei Navalny has managed to become the country's most famous politician. He managed to inspire millions of people “He introduced people to his ideas. And how did he do that? He used his imagination,” emphasized Navalnaya.

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