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France ‘extremely concerned’ about Navalny’s health: FM

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday his country is “extremely concerned” about the health of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is on a hunger strike in a Russian penal colony.

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“Navalny’s situation is extremely concerning,” Le Drian told France 3 television. “I hope that measures are taken to ensure Navalny’s physical integrity, but also his freedom,” he said, adding: “There is a major responsibility here for President (Vladimir) Putin.”

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