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Kremlin sees no reason to discuss Navalny case at Putin-Biden summit

The White House said earlier that the US President planned to discuss the Navalny case at a meeting in Geneva

NEW YORK, June 11. /TASS/. There is no reason to discuss the situation around blogger Alexey Navalny at the upcoming Russia-US summit because it has nothing to do with bilateral relations, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with CNN on Friday.

"There is nothing to discuss about it. There is nothing to discuss about this gentleman. He's in prison, and he is not a subject for the agenda of our bilateral relations," he said, as cited by CNN.

The White House said earlier that US President Joe Biden planned to discuss the Navalny case with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Geneva.

Navalny, wanted for repeatedly violating his probation over his suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher case, was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport on January 17, 2021. On February 2, Moscow’s Simonovsky District Court sentenced him to an actual prison term of 3.5 years. Navalny is serving out his jail sentence in Penal Colony No.2 in the Vladimir Region.