Three activists of The Other Russia detained for throwing flares at Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow

The unregistered party The Other Russia has said that three of its activists were detained during an action near the Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow on Monday.

"Three people have been detained and they are currently on a police bus. Probably, they will be taken to the Tverskoye district police station," one of The Other Russia leaders, Alexander Averin, told Interfax.

According to him, The Other Russia activists threw flares and leaflets at the Ukrainian Embassy building as part of an action intended to commemorate the deadly clashes that took place in Odesa on May 2, 2014.

The Other Russia is a left-wing opposition party, led by politician and writer Eduard Limonov.

Law enforcement agencies have so far declined to comment on the party's remarks.

Large-scale clashes involving supporters of Ukraine's federalization, the Antimaidan movement and far-right activists erupted in Odesa on May 2, 2014. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry put the death toll from those events at around 50, with most of these people killed in a fire at the Trade Unions House, to which participants of the Antimaidan movement fled for cover after the clashes.


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