Putin informed about Sosnovskaya, whom officer hit in the stomach at a rally
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov assured reporters that Russian President Vladimir Putin knew about the situation around activist Daria Sosnovskaya, who got a blow in the stomach from a policeman at the August 10 rally.
Peskov said the situation was a high-profile one, emphasizing that Putin did receive reports about it. Peskov found it difficult to go into the details, however, noting that he did not know whether the name of the offender had been reported to the president or whether the Ministry of Internal Affairs even knew who the officer was.
In addition, Peskov doubted that the head of state had a chance to see the footage in which the policeman beats Sosnovskaya in the stomach, but said that for sure Putin is completely up to date. “I don’t think that he has seen it, but, of course, he has that information,” said the presidential spokesman.
As was reported earlier, an on-site report was completed on violation of the rules for holding a public event by its participant, Sosnovskaya (part 5 of Art. 20.5 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation). The woman denies her guilt; however, if the court does prove her guilty, she will face a fine in the amount of 10 to 20 thousand rubles or compulsory labor of up to 40 hours.