Russian Interior Ministry vows tougher action against protesters in future

In case of increasing provocations in the country, Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs will act tougher than it did during the unauthorized rallies held March 26.

As reported by Censor.NET citing TASS, this was stated by Deputy Interior Minister Igor Zubov.

"If provocative actions escalate in the future, we will apply much wider range of available measures," he said.

"I can say that our employees were instructed to be as tolerant as possible, not to allow provocations, minimize detentions, and not use force," Zubov said.

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"If you noticed, no one except a policeman was hurt then. This is a provocation staged by organizers of the Sunday rally," the law enforcer said.

He stressed that the authorities have already assessed the actions of the security forces. "This assessment is positive."

According to the Moscow Department of Regional Security, more than 600 people were detained during the unauthorized rally in the Russian capital on March 26. OVD-Info news outlet reported about 1,030 detained rally participants.

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