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Navalny was about to be released in prisoner swap, ally says

Amien Essif
February 26, 2024

Talks to exchange Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for an FSB hit man in prison in Germany were in the "final stages" just before Navalny died, Maria Pevchikh, a close ally, said. Russian President Vladimir Putin could not tolerate the thought of Navalny being freed, she alleged.