Published: Wed, October 04, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Russian opponent Alexei Navalny sentenced to 20 days in prison

Russian opponent Alexei Navalny sentenced to 20 days in prison

The Russian president made the remarks in a ceremony of receiving diplomatic credentials from foreign ambassadors, including Jon Huntsman, the new United States ambassador to Russia, at the Kremlin in the capital Moscow on Tuesday. "We are convinced it should be based on the meticulous adherence to the principles of equality, respect of national interests and non-interference in domestic affairs".

"I would like to express my utmost and honest condolences to the people and the administration of your country on the horrendous tragedy", Putin told Huntsman at a ceremony in the Kremlin receiving foreign ambassadors' credentials.

Putin also expressed his nation's condolences to the USA over the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned people Monday that unauthorized rallies will have consequences for the people responsible.

Huntsman, a former Utah governor, has twice served as ambassador.

In remarks to newly arriving diplomats, Mr. Putin said the basis for cooperation between Moscow and.

Putin leads the polls ahead of Russia's presidential election next year, and should he confirm he is running, will likely win another six-year presidential term. "I must admit that we are very much concerned about Spain", Putin said.

Huntsman said at his confirmation hearing that there was no question Russian Federation interfered during the 2016 campaign.

His successor, career diplomat John Tefft was summoned out of retirement and served as USA ambassador to Russian Federation between 2014 and 2017.

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