Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre lights a candle for Aleksei Navalny in the center of Kirkenes, the Norwegian town a 15-minute drive from the border with Russia. Photo: Prime Minister's Office

PM Støre commemorates Navalny with candlelight in border town next to Russia

Russian authorities are responsible for Aleksei Navalny's death, the Norwegian Prime Minister makes clear.
February 21, 2024


“Navalny will be remembered for his relentless fight against abuse of power,” Jonas Gahr Støre says. On Wednesday evening the Prime Minister lighted a candle in memory of the Russian opposition leader in the center of Kirkenes, the Norwegian town known for its proximity to Russia’s Kola Peninsula. 

In a tweet on X, Jonas Gahr Støre says it is tragic that Navalny has passed away. The Norwegian Prime Minister underlines it is the Russian authorities that are responsible for his death. 


“My thoughts go to Navalny’s left behind, and everyone who wants a democratic and free Russia,” Støre writes.


People have brought candles and flowers to the photo of Aleksei Navalny in Kirkenes since the news about his death came. PM Jonas Gahr Støre visited on Wednesday. Photo: Prime Minister’s Office







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