Ukrainian sentenced to two years in jail for joining rally in support of Navalny

Source : 112 Ukraine

Olga Bendas was apprehended in Moscow on January 23
13:30, 23 June 2021

Olga Bendas

Moscow's Tver court sentenced Ukrainian national Olga Bendas who participated in the rally in support of Alexei Navalny, which took place in the Russian capital on January 23. The girl is to spend two years behind the bars.

According to TASS and RIA Novosti, the girl is accused of attacking the policeman during the unauthorized meeting. There's another suspect in this case, too; his name is Oleksandr Hlushkov. 

On June 23, 2021 dozens of Russian cities hosted rallies in support of Alexei Navalny. In Moscow alone, 40,000 people took it to the street to stand for the prominent opposition figure that is now behind the bars. More than 2,600 people were apprehended all over Russia.

Related: Doctor who treated Navalny is missing

Meanwhile, the Biden administration is preparing to impose additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny. This was announced on Sunday by the president's national security adviser Jake Sullivan in an interview with CNN.

"We are preparing another package of sanctions to apply in this case. We've shown all along the way that we are not going to pull our punches, whether it's on solar winds, or election interference, or Navalny when it comes to responding to Russia's harmful activities," Sullivan said.

Related: US preparing more Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning and imprisonment

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