Moscow | A spokesman for Russian diplomacy on Thursday led a movement led by US-led opposition Alexei Navalny to set aside US criticism following Russia’s ban on the Kremlin’s main critic’s organizations.
Mr. Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova noted that the speed with which Washington condemned the nightly decision of Russian justice to ban all of Navalny’s structures shows that he is in fact their “agent.”
“Two hours later, they are releasing a special report,” he told the public radio station Westi-FM. “They show such political zeal because we touched those they oversaw and those they supported politically and otherwise,” Ms Zakarova accused.
Mr. Navalny has been in prison since January, and his supporters have always denied any contact with Western powers, claiming the allegations are aimed at discrediting lies. Even the Kremlin considered the enemy to be collaborating with foreign intelligence.
Since his arrest in January, Russia has carried out a large-scale judicial offensive against the enemy, especially those close to Navalny, when he recovered after escaping a poison that Vladimir Putin claimed to have ordered.
The ban on extremism for these organizations is paving the way for the exclusion of its supporters from the legislative elections in September.
Mr. Navalny’s movement was the main opposition formation in the Kremlin.
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