Russia has started its invasion of Ukraine. There is also domestic resistance to this.
- The conflict between Russia* and the Ukraine* escalated.
- Now more and more Russians are opposing Vladimir Putin’s actions Ukraine conflict.*
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Moscow/St. Petersburg – The Ukraine conflict has escalated, Russia has a wave of attacks* started on the neighboring country. The procedure Vladimir Putin’s* has caused outrage in large parts of the world. Further sanctions have been announced.
But domestically, too, many oppose Russia’s actions against Ukraine. After calls for demonstrations, the Russian authorities protest against Russian invasion of Ukraine prohibited and those taking part in such rallies were threatened with fines. Anyone who takes part in rallies on the “tense foreign policy situation” will be prosecuted. Calls to participate in such events would also “entail serious legal consequences,” the investigative committee said, according to the AFP news agency. But that didn’t stop many demonstrators.
Ukraine war: Demonstrators against the conflict take to the streets in Russia
Despite the threats, anti-war demonstrations took place in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other regions – the police cracked down. The security forces arrested dozens of people on Pushkin Square in Moscow, according to journalists from the AFP news agency. Around 20 demonstrators were arrested in St. Petersburg.
The civil rights portal Owd-Info counted 167 arrests in more than 20 Russian cities by early Thursday evening (February 24, 2022), reports the German Press Agency. The organization published photos on the Telegram social network of people holding up placards expressing solidarity with Ukraine, alone or in small groups. Demonstrators are said to have been beaten during the arrests.
Conflict between Russia and Ukraine escalates: Alexei Navalny becomes clear
However, the Russian opposition movement has been significantly weakened in the past two years. Key leaders were imprisoned or exiled. the imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny* had sharply criticized the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “I am against this war,” he said. The “war between Russia and Ukraine” is a maneuver by the Kremlin to distract from the domestic political problems in Russia. (slo with dpa/afp)*fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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