The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov commented on the calls spread on social networks and some media outlets to take part in unauthorized actions on 23 January. The Kremlin called them unacceptable, writes Interfax…
Peskov called those calling for actions provocateurs. “There can be only one position: in favor of the unconditional need to comply with the law, the inadmissibility of organizing illegitimate actions, and all the more provoking young people, children and so on to participate in them,” he said about the Kremlin’s position.
According to him, universities can assess the participation of students in illegal actions in accordance with their policy.
Earlier, the Moscow police warned of responsibility for participating in unauthorized actions on 23 January. “Attempts to hold an uncoordinated public event, as well as any provocative actions on the part of their participants, will be regarded as a threat to public order and immediately suppressed,” the message says.
Supporters of Alexei Navalny, who was detained at Sheremetyevo airport and later arrested for 30 days, announced plans to hold unauthorized actions on 23 January. The detention took place on the basis of a decree of the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service for Moscow, according to which Navalny was put on the wanted list for systematic violations of the conditions of the probationary period.