Russian Climber Waves Ukraine Flag Atop Mount Everest. Video Surfaces
Russian Alpinist Katya Lipka, who lately scaled the Mount Everest, unfurled Ukraine’s nationwide flag on the world’s highest peak. A video has surfaced, which reveals the climber additionally calling for the discharge of distinguished Russian opposition determine and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, who was despatched to jail in February 2021.
In accordance with a Storyful report, Lipka reached the Mount Everest summit on Could 24. She scaled the Everest with fellow Alpinist Ashok Lama.
The video shot by Lama reveals Lipka atop the Everest with a Ukraine flag and a banner that reads “Free Navalny”.
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Lama had shared an Instagram put up on Could 28, saying he climbed Mount Everest on Could 24.
Taking to Instagram on June 2, Lipka had shared that she “wished a lot that the conflict would finish… and that individuals would cease being killed”. She climbed the Everest earlier additionally.
In one more put up, Lipka shared a picture of her holding the ‘Free Navalny’ banner atop the mountain. Within the accompanying caption, she wished the jailed chief on his birthday, which was on June 4.
Navalny was despatched to jail in February 2021 for 2 and a half years for parole violations. In August 2020, the Kremlin critic was apparently poisoned with a nerve agent in Russia, and was evacuated to Germany. He was arrested on his return to Russia after recovering from the poisoning.
He has now allegedly been transferred to an unknown location from his jail colony, a Reuters report mentioned Tuesday.
“The place Alexei is now, and which colony he’s being taken to, we do not know,” Leonid Volkov, Navalny’s chief of employees, was quoted as saying in an announcement shared on the Telegram app.