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Activist with Ukrainian flags detained in St. Petersburg
19:43, 18 March 2018

Activist with Ukrainian flags detained in St. Petersburg

Yet no charges were brought against him

19:43, 18 March 2018

glavcom.ua

In St. Petersburg, Russia, law enforcers detained activist Mikhail Gerasimov, who came out with a single picket with a poster and a flag of Ukraine. This is reported by "Crimea. Realii" with reference to the representative of the press service of the Solidarity movement.

The man was holding a poster with the text: "For this flag, the Crimean Tatar Reshat Ametov was kidnapped and killed by the occupiers."

Gerasimov is in the police department of the Central District of St. Petersburg. So far, no charges have been brought against him. There are no comments from Russian law enforcers on this case.

We recall, almost 35% of voters as of 12:00 pm came to the presidential elections in Russia.

Russian presidential elections are being held on March 18 – the fourth anniversary of the illegal occupation of Crimea. There are eight candidates, including the current president of the state. Russia intends to hold elections in annexed Crimea. Peninsula’s Prosecutor’s Office, which is located in Kyiv, threatened election organizers with criminal liability.

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