Moscow (Russia) – Protests erupted in 51 Russian cities against Russian President Vladimir Putin for the invasion of Ukraine. Police arrested 1,400 protesters to disperse them. This includes 700 people from Moscow and 340 people from St. Petersburg. People from other parts were also detained. The protesters demand that Russia should find a solution through negotiations. Protesters held a placard reading “No war”.
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Russian attack on Ukraine meant to divert the Russians’ attention away from the internal issues – Alexie Navalny
Putin critic Alexie Navalny, while speaking to a local news channel said, “the war with Ukraine has been unleashed to cover up the robbery of Russian citizens and divert their attention away from the country’s internal problems, from the degradation of its economy”.
Vast crowds protest the Russian invasion and sing Ukraine’s national anthem in Tiblisi, Georgia, which Russia invaded in 2008.
They demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, who refused to sanction Russia, @RFERL reportspic.twitter.com/gyuDQNe52N
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