Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the 2022 Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 7. Photo: TASS Host Photo Agency via Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the 2022 Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 7. Photo: TASS Host Photo Agency via Reuters
Ukraine war

Russian council could be dissolved after calling for Vladimir Putin’s removal over Ukraine war

  • In a rare act of dissent, several local politicians had sought treason charges against the president, citing the country’s military losses and damaged economy
  • A court has ruled that the council’s meetings were invalid and fined 1 member for ‘discrediting’ the authorities; 4 others are due to appear in court

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the 2022 Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 7. Photo: TASS Host Photo Agency via Reuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the 2022 Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 7. Photo: TASS Host Photo Agency via Reuters
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