DISINFO: Sweden wants to punish Russia
  • Outlet: tsargrad.tv (archived)*
  • Date of publication: February 05, 2021
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 230
  • Countries / regions discussed: Sweden, Russia
Anti-Russian Alexei Navalny Protest

DISINFO: Sweden wants to punish Russia


Sweden wants to punish Russia for the fiasco of the “revolution of the zip fly”: The Navalny Cubs are enlisted as “Democratic Friends”.


The claim refers to a debate in the parliament, where a member of the Swedish parliment, the Riksdag, requested information from the cabinet on what kind of measures the Swedish government is planning to support the democratic movement in Russia.

Sweden has denounced the conviction of dissident Alexei Navalny and has expressed support for the Russian people's human rights and freedom of speech. Sweden is not an advocate of a policy of "punishment", but demands that the Russian authorities fulfil their obligations according to International law and the Russian constitution.

The EU has also condemned mass detentions and police brutality during the protests in Russia.


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