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Ukraine condemns mass detention during “He is not our Tsar” protests in Russia
14:46, 6 May 2018

Ukraine condemns mass detention during “He is not our Tsar” protests in Russia

The representatives of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry stressed that the detentions of the participants of a peaceful protest in Russia attest to an attempt to eradicate any dissidence in Russia

14:46, 6 May 2018

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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.

Related: "He is not our Tsar” protests held in Russia

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.

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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. 

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