Sands refused to discuss the participation of Navalny in presidential elections

Dmitry Peskov

The Kremlin sees no need to talk about the possibility of participation of the oppositionist Alexey Navalny in presidential elections in March 2018. About it the press Secretary head of state Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday, October 18, transfers “Interfax”.

“The position of the CEC is known, there is nothing to discuss”, — he said.

So the representative of the Kremlin has commented on not allowing Navalny to the elections, as 17 October, citing an anonymous source told the “Russian service Bi-bi-si”.

Previously, on 17 October, the CEC Chairman, Ella Pamfilova said that by law, Navalny will run for a criminal record only “somewhere in 2028 plus five months.” “And now for the age? Whole life ahead of you, so it comes from that. The flag in his hands!” — said the head of the CEC held in Sochi, XIX world forum of youth and students, reports TASS.

Navalny said that it has the right to be elected to the highest office in 2018, as the Constitution forbids to stand only to those who are in places of imprisonment, and he sentenced conditionally.

The opposition leader together with his brother Oleg were found guilty on charges of embezzlement of company funds “Yves Rocher” in 2014. He got 3.5 years suspended sentence and 5 years probation, which in August 2017. Oleg sent to the colony of General regime for 3.5 years.

The Russian presidential election will take place on 18 March 2018.

Background: the Kremlin has ruled out the tolerance of Bulk in the elections-2018