The Kremlin said that “disagrees” with calls for the US state Department and the European Union to release those detained during the protests in Russia people. As said the representative of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin does not intend to take these appeals into account, transfers “Radio freedom”.
“We cannot accept this appeal. So, in this case we cannot take this appeal into account … the Obligations in the Council of Europe does not mean having to violate its own legislation for the country”, – said Peskov.
As reported, the protests in Russia are connected with the publication of investigations of the Fund of struggle against corruption on undeclared property of the head of the government Dmitry Medvedev.
On Sunday, more than 30 thousand people took part in the anti-corruption actions across Russia, excluding Moscow and St. Petersburg. In Moscow, under the informal data, the share reached to 30 thousand people, according to police – 8 thousand, in St. Petersburg – from 5 to 10 thousand.
The number of people arrested at rallies in Moscow, according to the revised data, has reached more than a thousand people. Among the detainees are minors.
In turn, the US state Department has condemned the mass arrests at the anti-corruption actions, which took place yesterday in the Russian city.