26 Feb 2024

Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 26 February 2024
People gather at a makeshift memorial for late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny organized at the monument to the victims of political repressions in Saint Petersburg on February 16, 2024, following Navalny's death in his Arctic prison. (Photo by Olga MALTSEVA / AFP)

Photo: AFP

Ukranians have held commemorative events to mark the second anniversary of Russia's invasion. Meanwhile in Russia, the body of Alexei Navalny - President Vladimir Putin's most vocal opponent - has been returned to his mother after his unexplained death in prison. Putin has been accused of stepping up his efforts to punish those who speak out against the war.

Seamus also looks at Germany's legalisation of recreational cannabis, making it the ninth country in the world to do so.