Environmental Activists in Russia Exposed to Armed Assault

Recently the activists of GreenPeace Russia and “Environmental Patrol” were exposed to armed assault at their campsite located in Primorsk-Akhtarsky area, Krasnodar Region. They had arrived in Krasnodar region to extinguish fires.

“We were told to go back “to our America”. We were pulled out of the cars, they starting kicking us, shooting near our heads and then spilled us with some chemical wastes,” said Gregory Kuksin, Head of Firefighting project at GreenPeace Russia.

The assailants threatened to kill Gregory Kuksin, Head of Firefighting project at GreenPeace Russia.

Currently GreenPeace Russia is drafting a letter-complaint addressed to Internal Affairs Ministry of the Russian Federation and Federal Service of Security demanding to investigate the assault made on the volunteer firefighters. The organization is calling for joining and signing this petition at https://act.greenpeace.org/ea-action/action.

 

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