(News 24h) – The Kremlin criticizes the illegal marches in favor of Navalny, calling those who motivate young people to participate in protests is no different from terrorism.
Russian President Dmitry Peskov’s press secretary recently commented on the illegal demonstrations taking place over the weekend in many Russian cities. Thousands of people took part in protests in the capital and were arrested.
|Demonstrations in support of Mr. Navalny provoked the participation of children. The Kremlin calls this an act of terror.|
It is noteworthy that a large number of young people participated in this protest.
Mr. Peskov called the terrorists “hide behind children”, provoking them to participate in demonstrations that are no different from terrorism.
“Let’s recall so many such incidents in the sad days of history that our entire country has experienced. How bad it is that children are incited to engage in such acts. Unfortunately, yes, yes.” There are also children arrested during these marches ”- Mr. Peskov told reporters.
He emphasized that children often engage in such illegal acts out of curiosity.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov had opposed what he called “the support of US ambassador to Russia John Sullivan for illegal demonstrations in Russia”, according to Reuters News.
For its part, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Russia had sent opposition to US diplomats for ‘supporting illegal gatherings’ in some Russian cities and said it would do so. US technology companies.
“Russia strongly opposes the US embassy’s social media posts supporting illegal activities in many Russian cities” – Ms. Zakharova said.
According to RIA News, Russia’s Foreign Ministry also accused Facebook and other US social media giants of not taking the necessary action to identify fake posts related to the unauthorized protests in Russia. last week.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Russia would investigate American technology companies for “interference” in Russia’s internal affairs.
Police arrested more than 3,000 people and were forced to disperse gatherings across Russia on Jan. 23, when tens of thousands of people demonstrated despite the cold, the COVID-19 pandemic and police warnings about the incident. The demonstration was illegal to go out to demand the release of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.
On January 25, the European Union (EU) said it would stop imposing new sanctions on Russia if the Kremlin released opposition politician Alexei Navalny.
Speaking after the EU foreign ministers’ meeting, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stated: “We have agreed to wait for the court’s ruling, wait and see … whether Alexei Navalny will be released after 30 days. is not”.
Earlier, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said that the EU should send a “very clear and definitive message” to Moscow, and at the same time urged the EU to agree on sanctions under the new human rights sanctions framework, for allows faster application of property blockages and travel bans.
The Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia also supported EU sanctions on Russian individuals, while Polish President Andrzej Duda urged the Union to step up its Moscow sanctions.
On January 24, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said that Rome was ready to support an additional travel ban and property blockade.
Despite calls from the Baltic countries, Italy, Poland and Romania for sanctions against Russia, Germany has sought to give the Kremlin more time.
It is not clear whether the Kremlin will be content with the trade-off of Politician Navalny for the removal of EU sanctions. Moscow has long believed that sanctions have made them more difficult but have been more proactive in many areas.
Meanwhile, Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said that sanctions from the West to Russia are not strong enough to make the Russian leadership subjugated and change the political environment in this vast country. .