The publications of the US Embassy in Moscow about illegal actions in Russia are indirect interference in the internal affairs of the country and support for violations of the law. This was announced on Sunday, January 24, by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.
“Of course, these are incorrect publications. And, of course, they are indirectly absolute interference in our internal affairs. That is, indirectly, this is direct support for the violation of the law of the Russian Federation, support for unauthorized actions, “Peskov said in an interview with the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin “on the TV channel” Russia 1 “.
The Kremlin spokesman added that if the Russian embassy also wrote about the unrest in the United States, “and they continue there,” it “would cause a certain sense of discomfort in Washington.”
“I always want to recommend our counterparts to try on this situation,” said Peskov.
On the eve, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that on Friday the US Embassy in Moscow began to publish maps of the illegal processions that were planned. Information was also thrown in about a certain “campaign against the Kremlin”, which even the organizers themselves did not announce.
Zakharova also noted that US diplomats will have to explain themselves to the Russian Foreign Ministry because of these publications.
On the same day, the Russian Foreign Ministry accused the US embassy of interfering in the internal affairs of the Russian Federation and encouraging protests within the country.
On January 23, uncoordinated actions took place in different cities of Russia. Several dozen people were detained in Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is known that there are children among the detainees. Previously, the authorities have repeatedly reminded that the involvement of minors in riots is punishable by law.
According to Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow, on the Pushkin Square of the capital, about 4 thousand people gathered for an unauthorized event, including children.
The Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case on the involvement of minors in illegal actions on the facts of calls for participation in protest actions.
In addition, the Investigative Department of the TFR in the capital opened criminal cases of violence against government officials, damage to property and hooliganism.