MOSCOW, May 14 (Itar-Tass) — The European Union voices concern about the detention of Russian opposition leaders during the May actions, head of the EU Office in Moscow Fernando Valenzuela said.
Speaking at the State Duma, lower house of parliament, on Monday, Valenzuela said: “We are worried about the 15-day arrest of those who took part in the protest actions in May and the performance by three women in the church.”
He recognized that the scandalous “punk religious service” of the Pussy Riot art group in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour had been humiliating for many people. At the same time, Valenzuela said, “The imprisonment arouses our concern. Russia should start a constructive dialogue with the civil society.”