The EP adopted a resolution against Russian political repression and Navalny's death

The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution against political repression in Russia and the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

The resolution was approved with 506 votes in favor, nine against and 32 abstentions.

European lawmakers discussed issues such as the need for EU action in support of political prisoners and oppressed civil society in Russia, as well as the need for EU support for Ukraine, two years after the start of the war there, it reported AP.

Navalny's widow, Yulia Navalnaya, addressed the European Parliament on Wednesday and pleaded with the 27-nation bloc to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia's most popular opposition leader Alexei Navalny died suddenly in a prison colony earlier this month while serving a 19-year sentence on extremism charges. Navalny's funeral is scheduled for Friday.