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Moscow: Protest Against Russia’S Involvement In Conflict In Ukraine

Posted by Info on 01/10/2014

Protest Moscow banner

About 26 000 people gathered in central Moscow on  last  Sunday to protest against their country’s involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine at an All-Russian March for Peace, the first large anti-Kremlin rally since the conflict started in April.

The protest was organised by longstanding opposition parties including Yabloko, Solidarity,  Parnas and  the Party of Progress organised by popular anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny. The protesters represented a variety of political views, but most were united in their opposition to what they see as a Kremlin policy to escalate the conflict in eastern Ukraine by sending arms and soldiers across the border.

“We can wake up the Russian people, so that we won’t see any more Russian troops in Ukraine … Let Putin take out his troops, and Ukraine will deal with its own problems.”

“We want Ukraine to see that there are people in Russia who don’t support the war, Russia is directly participating in this war.”

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