MOSCOW, January 24. /TASS/. Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov has slammed publications of the US embassy in Moscow about unauthorized rallies in Russia as indirect meddling with Russia’s domestic affairs and support to unlawful actions.
“Obviously, these are misleading publications. And, naturally, they are an absolute interference into our domestic affairs,” he said in an interview with the Moscow.Kremlin.Putin program on the Rossiya-1 television channel.
According to the Kremlin spokesman, such publications can be interpreted as “direct support to violations of the Russian laws, support to unauthorized actions.”
He noted that should Russia’s embassy to the United States venture to comment on the riots in the United States, “and they continue there,” this way, “It would have caused certain discomfort in Washington.” “Well, it is tempting to advise our colleagues to apply this situation to themselves,” he said.
Unauthorized rallies in support of opposition Alexey Navalny who had been detained upon return from Germany were held in Moscow and other Russian cities on January 23. Prosecutor’s offices and police warned about responsibility for taking part in unauthorized rallies.
The Russian foreign ministry said earlier that the fact that the US embassy in Russia had posted on its website information about the time and location of unauthorized event was far beyond the limits of concern for American citizens in Russia.