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Russia is dissatisfied with the incitement of illegal protests in the United States: it may counterattack

Russian Kremlin: Russia will respond strongly to the new round of sanctions against the United States

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia are seen at the passport control point at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on January 17, 2021. - Russian police detained Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny at a Moscow airport shortly after he landed on a flight from Berlin, an AFP journalist at the scene said. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

Reference News Network reported on January 29 According to foreign media reports, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement saying that it had submitted a protest note to the U.S. Embassy in Russia on the dissemination of fake news about Russian protests.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova called the United States’ incitement to illegal activities only “the tip of the iceberg”.

Russia News Agency Moscow reported on January 27 that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned American diplomats on Wednesday.

“We have noticed that the U.S. digital platform spreads fake news about Russia on a large scale, and systematically disseminates provocative content in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Russia,” the Foreign Ministry said.

The protest note pointed out that Russia reserves the right to take countermeasures.

According to the report, two days ago, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov protested to the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, about the U.S. support for illegal activities in Russian cities.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova called the United States’ incitement to illegal activities only “the tip of the iceberg”.

On January 23, several cities in Russia launched unconsensual protests. Alexei Navalny supporters called on people to take to the streets.

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Attorney General’s Office have repeatedly warned that those who organize and participate in the protest without consent should be held accountable.

Violence against government personnel, road blocking, destroying property, disturbing public security and violating epidemic prevention regulations will be criminally prosecuted.

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