Russian Communist Party MP Mikhail Matveev: ‘I think that the war should be stopped immediately.’ 

Russian Communist Party MP Mikhail Matveev: ‘I think that the war should be stopped immediately.’ 

‘When I voted for the recognition of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), I voted for peace, not for war,’ …

‘For Russia to become a shield, so that the Donbas was not bombed, but not for Kyiv to be bombed.’

Outrage over Putin’s invasion mounts in Russia as Communist MP says ‘the war should be stopped’ and thousands take to streets across country leading to hundreds of arrests

  • Russian Communist Party MP Mikhail Matveev has spoken out against Putin’s invasion of Ukraine saying: ‘I think that the war should be stopped immediately.’ 
  • Matveev is a member of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) which sits in opposition to President Putin and the United Russia party
  • On the streets pictures showed Russian police clamping down on anti war protesters in the capital, Moscow and Saint Petersburg 
  • Some protesters were shown being carried away by several police officers
  • Armored Russian officers detained more than 1,700 people during anti war protests in 58 cities across the country
  • Russians have been warned ‘negative comments’ about the invasion would be treated as ‘treason’ 

Outspoken opposition to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is growing in Russia – and not just among the autocracy’s civilian population. 

Disquiet is also now spreading through some of the countries politicians with one Communist MP, Mikhail Matveev saying outright: ‘I think that the war should be stopped immediately.

Matveev is a member of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) which sits in opposition to President Putin and the United Russia party. 

‘When I voted for the recognition of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), I voted for peace, not for war,’ Matveev said

‘For Russia to become a shield, so that the Donbas was not bombed, but not for Kyiv to be bombed.’

Ukraine regards both the DPR and LPR as terrorist organizations due to their loyalty to Russia. The Republics are located in the historical Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine. 

Communist MP Mikhail Matveev said: 'I think that the war should be stopped immediately.'
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In Russia, President Putin has cracked down on citizens calling for peace, with authorities warning protestors they could face ‘treason’ charges as more than 1,700 demonstrators were detained after showing solidarity with global protestors.

Rarely seen protests against Russian president Vladimir Putin broke out in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, as the global outcry against the Russian strongman grew louder. 

Pictures showed officers physically picking up protesters and dragging them away from the demonstrations, which are rare in the authoritarian country which does not tolerate dissent against the Kremlin.

Russian police have detained more than 1,700 people at anti-war protests across Russia after President Vladimir Putin sent troops to invade Ukraine, an independent monitor said Thursday.

Some 1,702 people in 53 Russian cities were detained, at least 940 of them in Moscow and over 340 people in the second-largest city Saint Petersburg, according to OVD-Info, which tracks arrests at opposition rallies.

ST PETERSBURG: Huge crowds of people gathered to attend an anti-war protest on Thursday night, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in Ukraine

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ST PETERSBURG: Huge crowds of people gathered to attend an anti-war protest on Thursday night, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in Ukraine

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