The European Union calls on the Russian authorities to release the demonstrators detained during the August 3 rally, – said the spokeswoman for EU Foreign Service Maya Kosiancic.
“Freedom of assembly and expression is a fundamental principle of democracy. EU expects immediate release of more than 600 civilians”, – Maya Kosiancic said.
More than 600 demonstrators were detained at a rally in Moscow on August 3. Among detainees are the organizers of the rally, as well as local and foreign journalists.