International Desk, Mar 8 (EFE).- Jailed opposition leader and outspoken critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Alexey Navalny, on Tuesday urged Russians to continue protesting the invasion of Ukraine.
Putin, who ordered the invasion on Feb. 24, has outlawed anti-war demonstrations and banned the spread of what the Kremlin considers “fake” news relating to the war.
Some 12,700 people have been arrested across Russia for attending peace protests denouncing the invasion, the UN has said.
In a series of Twitter posts, Navalny, who is currently incarcerated in a penal colony, said that his collaborators continue to support the resistance against Putin in Russia.
“Every day we inform the citizens of Russia about the course of the war and its true causes through uncensored media channels,” he said.
“The anti-war momentum will keep growing across society, so the anti-war protests should not be halted under any circumstances,” he added.
The 45-year-old was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for fraud and money laundering offenses in 2020. However, he is to serve only 2.5 years as he spent 10 months under house arrest. EFE