Several children were arrested for protesting with their parents in front of the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow. They were released following the intervention of a lawyer.
Stunning pictures in the middle of the war in Ukraine. Five children between the ages of 7 and 11 were arrested by police in Moscow on March 1 along with their parents for holding “No War” signs. The scene took place in front of the Ukrainian embassy in the Russian capital.
Russian opposition MP Ilya Yashin publicized the case by posting photos on her Twitter account showing three of the young children behind bars, in a police van or during interrogation.
“This is Putin’s Russia”
“Nothing normal, children in police vans behind anti-war signs. This is Putin’s Russia, my friends, you live here,” the MP wrote on the social network.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba responded to the images and spoke harshly on Twitter.
Thousands of protesters were arrested
“In Ukraine, as in Russia, Putin is waging war on children when his missiles strike kindergartens and orphanages. For their “no war” signs behind bars, it shows how scared he is, “said a close friend of President Volodymyr Zhelensky.
It is reported that the children were eventually released after the intervention of a lawyer Defender.
In Russia, anti-war demonstrations in Ukraine are still officially banned for health reasons. According to NGO OVD-InfoAs many as 6,472 protesters have been arrested in the country since last Thursday.