Kremlin officials have criticized the US government for expressing support for the protests sweeping Russia in support of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, accusing the United States of supporting violations of the law.
The protests, which drew tens of thousands of protesters, led police to arrest thousands. US officials made statements in support of the protesters, denouncing the police response, including the US embassy in Moscow, the State Department and the Senator. Ben SassyFormer official Bensassi admits that his final days in office are a “black eye” for Republican senators for Trump and brave the next pandemic may be online – how the Biden administration can stop it more (Republican Neb) and his representative. Michael McCallMichael Thomas McCulchini tests Trump’s hold on the Republican Party after the presidency. The account of the US ambassador to Israel on Twitter, which briefly included the West Bank, urged Biden in Gaza to reverse Pompeo and Trump’s move against the Houthis More (Republican, Texas), highest Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“The United States supports the right of all people to peaceful protest and freedom of expression,” embassy spokeswoman Rebecca Ross wrote on Twitter. “The steps that the Russian authorities are taking destroy these rights.”
We are seeing reports of protests in 38 Russian cities, and the arrest of more than 350 peaceful protesters and journalists. The United States supports the right of all people to peaceful protest and freedom of expression. The steps taken by the Russian authorities eliminate these rights.
Rebecca Ross (@USEmbRuPress) January 23, 2021
Dmitry Peskov, spokesperson for the President Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich Putin Russian demonstrators pelted police with snowballs as more than 2,000 Russians arrested hundreds of protesters demanding the release of Kremlin critic Navalny would not have been, had Trump not acted as his staunch enemy.In a statement, he said that the reactions of US officials “constitute an absolute indirect interference in our internal affairs,” which is “direct support for the violation of Russian Federation law, and support for unauthorized actions.” Depending To the Associated Press.
“[M]That is, he will say that a lot of people went out for the illegal business, ”Peskov added.“ No, very few people went out; Lots of people vote for Putin. “
Navalny fell ill on a domestic flight last year and was rushed to a German hospital, where he was diagnosed with poisoning with the nerve gas Novichok from the Soviet era.
After he was released from hospital, the Russian Prison Administration informed him that he would violate the 2014 suspended provisions unless he returned to Russia immediately. Navalny returned to Moscow last weekend, five months after leaving Russia, and was arrested at the airport.
Navalny is due to appear in court on February 2.