People in Cossack uniform threw eggs and flour at participants of the press conference held at the election office of Alexei Navalny. Krasnodar, April 20, 2017. Photo vk.com/teamnavalny_krd

20 April 2017, 14:42

People in Cossack uniform attack Alexei Navalny's election office in Krasnodar

Today, in Krasnodar, people in Cossack uniform threw eggs and flour at participants of the press conference held at the election office of Alexei Navalny. Besides, the attackers also beat Cossack Evgeny Panchuk who spoke in support of Alexei Navalny.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on April 15, Cossack Evgeny Panchuk supported Alexei Navalny and criticized President Vladimir Putin. Evgeny Panchuk has also noted that the Cossacks were asked to cordon off the Alexei Navalny's office in Krasnodar on April 8. After that, Evgeny Panchuk was expelled from the Kuban Cossack Army.

The group of the Alexei Navalny's office in the social network "VKontakte" reports that a group of people in Cossack uniform attacked participants of the press conference.

"Criminals made a pogrom in the room. They damaged equipment, beat Evgeny Panchuk, and spoiled the clothes of Miroslav Valkovich, a coordinator of the office," the group of the Alexei Navalny's office reports.

Volunteers stood up for the defence of the press conference participants, and a fight occurred. After the attack, provokers disappeared. The police came to the place of the incident. After a while, the press conference was resumed.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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