Petition for oligarchs drives wedge between anti-Putin forces
Berlin Liar, coward, traitor. A storm of indignation erupted over Leonid Volkov, one of the detainee’s closest confidants Putin-critics Alexei Navalnyfallen these days.
Not only for him it is devastating. It highlights the state of the Russian opposition as a whole. The scandal was “probably the biggest since the beginning of the war” against the Ukrainejudged the online platform The Bell, which the Kremlin denounced as a “foreign agent”.
Leonid Volkov and other members of the opposition recently signed a letter to the EU Commission asking for sanctions against a group of Russian oligarchs led by billionaire Mikhail Fridman to be lifted. The signatories question that these super-rich “were somehow connected to Putin’s regime or should be held responsible for his crimes.”
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