dissident Russian politician has reportedly been arrested after labelling the nation’s invasion of Ukraine an “invasion”.
Outstanding opposition politican Yevgeny Roizman – the previous mayor of Yekaterinburg – was detained within the metropolis on Wednesday, the BBC studies.
The politician is claimed to have advised a reporter, as uniformed officers led him from his dwelling, that he was being charged “for one phrase – ‘the invasion of Ukraine’”.
The BBC studies that he’s being held on suspicion of “discrediting the Russian armed forces” – a cost that may reportedly carry a five-year jail sentence.
Roizman, 59, served as mayor of Yekaterinburg – Russia’s fourth-largest metropolis – from 2013 to 2018.
His detention comes as a part of a wider crackdown on critics of Moscow’s army motion in Ukraine.