Yulia Navalnaya, the the wife of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, reportedly flew to Germany on Wednesday, the Interfax news agency reports, citing a “well-informed source.” Navalnaya took a flight from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport to Frankfurt, according to the Russian news outlet. The development was later reported by Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine. Though initial reports seemed to hint at the possibility that she had fled Russia, according to Spiegel Yulia Navalnaya was in Germany for a private visit. In January, Kremlin critic Navalny was arrested upon his return to Moscow after he spent months in Germany recovering from a poisoning attack that he believes was ordered by the Russian government. The Kremlin has denied any wrongdoing. DW’s Natalia Smolentceva tweeted from Frankfurt Airport: “Waiting for Yulia Navalnaya. A passenger from the plane confirmed she was on it.” Prison sentence sparks protests A Russian court subsequently sentenced Navalny to 3 1/2 years in prison on charges of violating the probation terms of a 2014 embezzlement sentence. Watch video 02:00 Share Arrests at pro-Navalny protests Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3oKny Russian police break up nationwide pro-Navalny protests A clampdown on mass protests following Navalny's jailing in Jaunary led to… Read full this story
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