Moscow, (EFE).- At least 1,386 people were arrested in protests called by the peace movement against a partial rally by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to face defeat in Ukraine.
As reported today on its Telegram channel by the independent agency OVD-Info, which monitors arrests, arrests were registered in 38 cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Volgograd, Samara, Smolensk or Belgorod.
Imprisonment up to 15 years
The Moscow Prosecutor’s Office warned that organizing and participating in illegal activities would be punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Promotion of calls to participate in illegal activities or to carry out other illegal activities on social networks will also be punished administratively or criminally.
Putin announced “partial solidarity” this Wednesday In a televised address to the nation, he accused the West of seeking Russia’s destruction.
According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, a total of 300,000 reservists, who have completed mandatory military service or have military experience, will be called up.