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Moscow police have detained one of the few politicians who are openly opposed to the Kremlin war in Ukraine, which remains in Russia.
A journalist friend says police grabbed Ilya Yashin while they were walking in a park in Moscow on Monday. After being charged with damaging the credibility of Russian troops last month, Mr Yasin said he would not miss or withdraw criticism of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russian officials have cracked down on war critics since adopting a law criminalizing the dissemination of false information about the military shortly after the military invaded Ukraine in late February.
Apart from criminal charges, Russian public figures are reportedly facing public pressure from authorities to announce their support for the country’s operations in Ukraine.
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