NewsAttack on Alexei Navalny's top aide sparks outrage in Vilnius

Attack on Alexei Navalny's top aide sparks outrage in Vilnius

Leonid Wołkow, former chief of staff of Alexei Navalny
Leonid Wołkow, former chief of staff of Alexei Navalny
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8:46 AM EDT, March 13, 2024

"Leonid Volkov was just attacked in front of his home. His car window was smashed, tear gas was sprayed into his eyes, and then the assailant began beating Leonid with a hammer. Leonid is at home with police and an ambulance en route," Yarmysh said, detailing the X service.

Independent Russian media outlets report that the opposition figure resides in Vilnius.
At the end of February, Volkov advocated for protests during the elections in Russia, stressing it reflected "the direct political will of Alexei Navalny."

On February 16, Russian authorities announced the unexpected death of Navalny, Putin's most prominent political rival. Navalny's death, described as occurring under mysterious conditions in a prison camp north of the Arctic Circle where he was serving a 19-year sentence, shocked many. His sentence could have been extended to 30 years.

The late politician's funeral was held in Moscow on March 1, drawing thousands of mourners.
Following Navalny's death, Yulia Navalnaya, his widow, became the focus of a vicious misinformation campaign on social media. The attacks escalated after Navalnaya revealed her plans to continue her husband's political endeavors, as reported by the Euronews portal, quoting AFP.
Source: PAP
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