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Russia Jails Blogger Dmitry Ivanov over Criticism of War on Ukraine

HeadlineMar 08, 2023

In Russia, student blogger Dmitry Ivanov has been sentenced to over eight years in prison for being critical of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Ivanov addressed reporters from the courtroom.

Dmitry Ivanov: “You must understand that Russia is not Putin. We didn’t vote for him, and he didn’t ask us about starting this war with our closest neighbor. I know that tens of millions of people here in Russia are against this criminal war. A lot of us have friends and relatives in Ukraine, and we feel their pain.”

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