After US President Joe Biden took office, the first crisis occurred with Russia. The Kremlin blamed the United States for the protests of its supporters who wanted the release of the opposition figure Alexei Navalni, who was detained in Russia. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zaharova stated that they asked US diplomats to explain. The first crisis with Russia has occurred since Biden was elected.
Russia Dmitry Peskov, spokesperson for President Vladimir Putin, Russia news In an interview he gave to his agency, he said about Navalni supporters taking to the streets, “Of course, these actions are inappropriate. And of course, indirectly, there is definitely an intervention in our internal affairs”.
EXPLANATION REQUESTED FROM US DIPLOMATS
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zaharova stated that the warning that the US Embassy in Moscow should not be present at the points organized by the protests against American citizens was interfering with the domestic affairs. Zaharova added that they asked US diplomats for an explanation.
PROTEST TO NAVALNI’S ARREST
In Krasnoyarsk, St Petersburg, Tomsk, Vladivostok, and Omsk cities of Russia, activists demanding the release of the detained Aleksey Navalni organized a protest.
More than 3,000 people took part in the show in the capital city of Moscow. While the police intervened harshly from time to time, many people were detained in demonstrations across the country.