MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. Western politicians who are making statements on the situation surrounding blogger Alexey Navalny should show respect for international law and Russia’s laws, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook.
"I would like to ask Mr. [Jake] Sullivan [US President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming national security advisor] - and other foreign politicians posting canned statements - to respect international law, refrain from infringing on the laws of sovereign states and tackle their own countries’ issues," she said.
Navalny, wanted for violating the terms of his suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher case, was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport upon arrival from Berlin on Sunday. Jake Sullivan called for his immediate release.