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Alexey Navalny's widow asks the EU not to recognize next month's Russian elections

Alexey Navalny's widow asks the EU not to recognize next month's

Alexey Navalny's widow has asked the European Union not to recognize next month's Russian elections.

YBBC writes that Yulia Navalnaya addressed the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union, while she blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for the murder of her husband.

" Putin killed my husband exactly one month before the so-called elections. These elections are fake, but Putin still needs them. For propaganda. He wants the whole world to believe that everyone in Russia supports and admires him. Don't believe this propaganda ," she said.

On Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Navalnaya's accusations against Putin were "absolutely baseless" and "strange".

The Kremlin leader is running for a fifth term as Russia's president in next month's election, in which he is expected to secure a term that will keep him in office until 2030. He is now Russia's longest-serving ruler by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.

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