Ukraine condemns attacks from “Kremlin regime punitive units” on the participants of a peaceful protest “He is not our Tsar”, which was held in Russia before. This is reported on the website of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry.
“Detention and arrest of more than 1600 civilians is another evidence of a fear of the regime and a shameful state policy on suppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms, attempts to eradicate any dissidence in Russia. The violation towards juveniles and youth outrages most,” the statement says.
Besides, it was stressed that Ukraine as other international partners demands an immediate release of illegally detained citizens and provision of their rights for a peaceful protest.
Earlier, EU member states and the U.S. expressed condemnation concerning the actions of Russian security forces during the protests.
It should be noted that “He is not our Tsar” protests are dedicated to the inauguration of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, which is to be held on May 7. It was organized by the supporters of an opponent Alexei Navalny. Right after the protests started, the security forces started detaining people. At the end of the day, the number of the detained increased to 1500 people. Navalny himself was arrested as well.