The EU, citing enshrined in the Constitution the rights of citizens, called for the immediate release of peaceful protesters, this call was supported by Washington – mass arrests on June 12 became on Tuesday one of the main themes of the foreign press.
On the eve of the foreign policy service of EU published statement of the official representative of the Ministry, which says:
«The detention of hundreds of peaceful demonstrators and the violence used against them by the Russian authorities in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities across the country, today threatens the fundamental freedoms of expression, Association and Assembly in the Russian Federation».
«The United States strongly condemns the detention of hundreds of peaceful demonstrators across Russia, which offends basic democratic values,» he said yesterday during a briefing the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer
According to the portal «OVD-info» on the morning of Tuesday, July 13, during the campaign against corruption in Moscow was detained 866 people, which brought in 42 Metropolitan police Department. Law enforcement agencies cite more modest figures: according to the interior Ministry in Moscow for violations of public order in internal Affairs bodies for the proceedings was delivered more than 150 people in St Petersburg – 500 persons, informs Agency «Interfax» .