MOSCOW, September 29. /TASS/. Russian authorities treat health of any citizen, including blogger Alexey Navalny, as their utmost priority, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, answering a question on how Kremlin views Navalny’s current importance in the Russian and global politics.
"Health of any Russian citizen is our utmost priority," Peskov said.
He underscored that the all national authorities work on this priority amid the pandemic, and this also includes Navalny.
"Unless he made some other decisions recently, he remains a Russian citizen, of course," Peskov said.
When asked to comment on the recent meeting between Navalny and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Peskov noted that Kremlin views it as a contact between the head of the German government and a "former hospital patient."
"Apparently, [Merkel met with Navalny], willing to express him her support or to wish him a prompt recovery. How else can we perceive this?" the spokesman quipped.