“Down with Russian Occupants!”
The aspirations of the Russian-occupied nations for independence have not been completely eradicated through the brutal repressions, assassinations and thousands of detentions of opponents of the authoritarian Kremlin power. An example of this is the recent large-scale protest campaign held in Strasbourg. Hundreds of Chechens from all over Europe gathered in the city to take part in a rally near the Council of Europe building. People protested against the arbitrariness of the Chechen occupation authority, which are committing crimes against its political opponents and their relatives. Representatives of Azerbaijan and Georgia also came to support their Caucasian brothers.
The flags of Caucasus’ states fluttered in front of the Council of Europe. Protesters unfurled a 50-meter state flag of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and, chanting protest slogans "Down with Russian Occupants", carried it through the city streets.
According to experts from the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, the consequence of the current Kremlin government is growing frustration and anger of Russia’s citizens. In the near future, protest movements in the Russia Federation will grow not only in the capital, but also – even more – in the national regions, occupied by Moscow.