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Moscow police detain opposition politician


UNDATED (AP) — Moscow police have detained one of the few politicians openly opposing the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine who remains in Russia. A journalist friend says police grabbed Ilya Yashin while they were walking in a Moscow park on Monday. After charges of discrediting the Russian army were filed against him last month, Yashin said he wouldn’t run away or retract his criticism of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russian authorities have been cracking down on war critics since adopting a law criminalizing spreading false information about its military shortly after its troops rolled into Ukraine in late February.

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