Canada The Ambassador of Russia was summoned to the Quai d'Orsay
As Russia's confrontation with the West escalates so has its crackdown on dissent at home
As Russia’s confrontation with the West deepens, domestic critics of President Vladimir Putin say they’re paying a heavy price. Activists with pro-Western leanings are being arrested and jailed and journalists say they are facing intimidation."It was like 'bang, bang, bang' for half an hour," said Nikita Golovizin, an activist from the city of Voronezh about five hundred kilometres south of the capital Moscow, as he described how security agents parked themselves outside his apartment for several hours on one recent evening.
EU-Russia-France: The Ambassador of Russia was summoned at the Quai d'Orsay
Paris (Reuters) - The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs convened the Ambassador of Russia on Monday to protest against the recent measures taken against several European officials, said Tuesday the spokesman of the wharf Orsay.
Russia has prohibited Friday access to its territory Eight European officials, including the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli.
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The final (France 3) - Thierry Lhermitte: "Rayane Bensetti is an excellent player"
in this irresistible comedy, the Splendid comedian was impressed by his young partner. Confidences. © E. Jacobson-Roques / UGC Distribution In this irresistible comedy, the Splendid comedian was impressed by his young partner. Confidences. You play Roland Verdi, a racist and machist sexagenarian, with Alzheimer's. What effect does it mean to interpret such a character? Thierry Lhermitte: Roland is not really antipathic.
"These measures are not likely to allow descallades of current tensions and we expect from Russia that it adopts it adopts Responsible behavior to achieve this, "said the Department's spokesperson.
"This message was sent Monday, May 3 to the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Mr Alexei Mechkov, during his convocation at the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs."
(John Irish, Jean-Stéphane Brush, edited by Bertrand Boucey)
U-18 World Championship Roundup: Michkov Shines, USA Steals one From Czechs .
Matvei Michkov scored four goals, including a lacrosse goal, USA came from behind late to beat the Czechs and Belarus and Sweden both came home victorious. Catch up with all the action on Day 4 at the World U-18 Hockey Championship. USA Steals Shootout Victory From CzechsUSA struggled to play a complete game, but in the end, they took home the victory with a 2-1 shootout victory in a thriller against the Czech Republic. The Czechs were the better team for most of the game, doing a good job of making the Americans chase the game. The Czechs took a 1-0 lead at 15:57 when Martin Rysavy sent the puck past Kaiden Mbereko for the 1-0 goal.