MOSCOW, February 16 (RAPSI) – Prosecution on Tuesday demanded to fine Alexey Navalny 950,000 rubles ($13,000) for his insulting statements about veteran of the Great Patriotic War Ignat Artemenko, RAPSI reported from the Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow.

In early June 2020, Russia Today TV channel published a video where the 93-year Artemenko and other respondents were reading the Constitution preamble. Following that, Navalny released a video with comments on his social networks insulting the veteran. Navalny was charged with defamation. He pleads not guilty.

In February, Moscow’s Simonovsky District Court overturned a suspended sentence given to Navalny in the Ives Rocher embezzlement case and ordered him to 3.5 years in jail.