Demonstrators in Moscow: “Hands Off Ukraine!”

 

Six people involved in solo pickets against war with Ukraine were detained on Pushkin Square [in Moscow earlier today, 20 February 2022]: Lev Ponomaryov, Mikhail Krieger, Nikolai Rekubratsky, Yuri Samodurov, Mikhail Udimov, and Olga Mazurova.

The picketers held placards that read: “Schools and hospitals instead of bombs and shells,” “Hands off Ukraine,” “Down with the regime of the Chekists,” “Russia, do not touch Ukraine,” “No war with Ukraine”, and “Freedom for Ukrainian political prisoners.”

Ponomaryov, Krieger, and Udimov have been taken to the police department in the Tverskoy district. Ilya Utkin, a lawyer from OVD Info, is heading to see them. Samodurov, Rekubratsky, and Mazurova have been taken to the police department in the Meshchansky district.

Anna Krechetova and Alexander Matskevich were detained later on Pushkin Square. Matskevich held up a placard that read, “There is no excuse for war.”

Video: Valeria Merkulova

Source: Darya Kornilova/Facebook. Thanks to Yigal Levin for the heads-up. Translated by the Russian Reader

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