One Swedish diplomat was detained in connection with an un-sanctioned meeting in Moscow. The man was brought to a police facility. It can be noted that the diplomat was detained at an early stage of the action. He was, as a matter of fact, one of the first to be detained. The name and function of the man has not been disclosed.
The statements of NATO and EU countries about the situation regarding Alexei Navalny is a coordinated information campaign that represents a global attempt to contain Russia and interfere in its internal affairs.
Contrary to the claim, this criticism is not “a global attempt to contain Russia” but a legitimate concern about human rights and the rule of law in this country. The European Union condemned the arrest of Alexei Navalny and demanded his immediate release. In 2019 the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the charges against Alexei Navalny are politically motivated and arbitrary and manifestly unreasonable. As a signatory of the European Convention on Human Rights, Russia undertook to secure a number of fundamental rights and freedoms to everyone within its jurisdiction.
See other examples in our database, such as claims that the US interferes in Russian politics by posting the routes of pro-Navalny protests; that the US used the pandemic to interfere in the affairs of other countries like Belarus; that the US spreads anti-Russian attitudes by inventing the Skripal case, through the coup d’état in Ukraine and Navalny poisoning; that the Bundestag resolution on the victims of Nazism is interference in Russian internal affairs; or that in 2021, Russia will remain the perfect scapegoat.