Russia: Officers Detain No Fewer Than 1,700 Anti-War Protesters

In Russia, police have detained no fewer than 1,700 anti-war protesters following their agitations regarding the surprising military bombardment of Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday.

The arrest took place in fifty-four cities as the protesters expressed their anger with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin.

Also, some of the most politically influential personalities in the country have been highly critical of the actions of the Russian Government in its quest to take over the neighbouring country.

Their message against the Government partly inspired hundreds of demonstrators to also take to the streets in St Petersburg and Yekaterinburg and air their disgust towards Putin’s decision to conduct a military operation in parts of Ukraine.

The likes of Yelena Kovalskaya, Director of a state-funded theatre in the capital, announced on Facebook that she was quitting her job – writing how it is “impossible to work for a killer and get paid by him”.

Engineer Yekaterina Kuznetsova said: “This is the most shameful and terrible day in my life. My country is an aggressor, I hate Putin, what else should be done to make people open their eyes?”

Several others also spoke and even called for support from Ukraine’s allies with the hope of suppressing any further actions by their Government.

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