Former US Ambassador Calls Putin A ‘Coward’ After Navalny’s Lawyer Arrested

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A former U.S. ambassador to Russia called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “coward” after police in Moscow arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s lawyer.

Michael McFaul, who served as ambassador to Russia for two years during the Obama administration, took to Twitter to criticize Putin after Navalny’s lawyer Ivan Pavlov was arrested on Friday.

“This is completely crazy. The rule of law in Russia is disappearing,” McFaul tweeted, sharing a news story about the lawyer’s arrest.

Pavlov has represented three organizations associated with Navalny that Russia is attempting to ban. He has accused the Russian government of hiding behind a closed court and labeling materials as secret when they are not, The Washington Post reported.

Read more at The Hill.




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