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‘Hypocrisy is a tool of US diplomacy’: Russia slams Washington’s declare about ‘suppressing’ Navalny protests

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Russia’s Foreign Ministry has issued a stern rebuke to the US Embassy in Moscow, after it claimed “peaceful protesters and journalists” had been being focused by authorities at demonstrations throughout the nation on Saturday.

The mission’s press spokesperson, Rebecca Ross, made the claims on Twitter on Saturday, including that the police response to opposition demonstrations was a part of a “concerted campaign to suppress free speech [and] peaceful assembly.”In a put up on the VK social community, the ministry stated that diplomats had “checked what [Ross] had written about demonstrations in Washington and the takeover of the Capitol.” “Oddly enough,” they went on, “you wrote nothing. No call for your citizens to protest peacefully, no condemnation of the killing of five people and the detention of more than 100.” They famous, nonetheless, that her boss, Ambassador John J. Sullivan, had slammed the “violent mob.”

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“Hypocrisy is a tool of US diplomacy that has become especially dangerous during the Covid pandemic,” they added. “Take care of your own problems and stop interfering in the internal affairs of other nations.”Later on Saturday, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that the US Embassy ought to elucidate why that they had posted a collection of ‘protest routes’ marking the areas the place demonstrators deliberate to fulfill. “One can only imagine what would have happened if the Russian Embassy in Washington published a map of protest routes indicating the end point, for example, in the Capitol,” Maria Zakharova stated. “Giving directions to those on the ground would have led to global hysteria among American politicians, Russophobic slogans, threats of sanctions and the expulsion of Russian diplomats.” Tens of hundreds of individuals took to the streets over the course of Saturday in help of opposition determine Alexey Navalny, who has been detained over violation of the phrases of a suspended sentence he was given for a fraud conviction.

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