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Russian police have arrested at least 389 people in anti-war protests in 39 cities on Thursday for violating a rally banned by Russian authorities.

Russia's main opponent, Aleksei Navalny, who has been jailed and charged with new charges, said on Thursday he was opposed to Moscow's war on Ukraine.

Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine - land, air and naval - at the dawn of Thursday, the largest state-run attack on another state in Europe since World War II.

Russian police have arrested at least 389 people in anti-war protests in 39 cities on Thursday for violating a rally banned by Russian authorities.

Dozens of protesters were arrested near Pushkin Square in the Russian capital and about 20 others in Russia's second city, chanting "No to war!"

Demonstraţii pro-Navalnîi în Rusia. Poliţia a arestat peste 3000 de  persoane (VIDEO) - NewsMaker

Several Russian cities have been hit by protests from civilians dissatisfied with leader Putin's latest decisions on the situation in Ukraine. For example, one of the cities where large protests were organized is St. Petersburg, where citizens took to the streets to oppose the war with Ukraine. "No war," chanted the crowd, according to a Twitter post on the Nexta channel.

Extensive protests are also taking place in Novosibirsk, where residents are also marching in protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Russian opposition activists called for anti-war protests in several cities across the country on Thursday. She emphasized that the current situation was "the agony of a dying man", but also that "unfortunately, Russia is in agony".

Proteste în Rusia. Estimare: Sunt peste 3.000 de reținuți în toată țara - -

"We will clean up this mess for many years to come. Not even us, but our children and grandchildren, "Marina Litvinovici, an activist from Moscow, wrote on Facebook, writes Agerpres. According to RFI, she was arrested.

Russia's Committee of Inquiry has issued a subsequent warning about the "negative legal consequences of these actions, which include criminal prosecution and even criminal liability", ie for participating in riots and rallies related to the tense security situation in the region.

"It should be remembered that having a criminal record has negative consequences and leaves a mark on the person's future," the Committee of Inquiry added.

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In the actions against the war with Ukraine, 167 people are currently detained in 24 cities in Russia, informs Nexta. There are protests in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and other major cities. Beatings were reported. There are hundreds of people, and the weather is not bad; people are leaving work right now. Protests could escalate.

Other sources show higher numbers. Russian police have arrested at least 389 people in anti-war protests in 39 cities on Thursday for violating a Russian-banned assembly ban, OVD-Info reports.

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OVD-Info has documented the crackdown on protests in Russia in recent years.

A detained driver in Ekaterinburg was taken out of the car and put face down in the mud because he honked at the protesters.

On Thursday, the country's Committee of Inquiry issued a warning in a statement: "In connection with the spread of calls to participate in riots and rallies related to the tense situation in the field of foreign policy," the statement warned against the "negative legal consequences of these actions. include criminal prosecution and even criminal liability. "

"It should be remembered that having a criminal record has negative consequences and leaves a mark on the person's future," the Committee of Inquiry added.

Rusia: mii de persoane reținute în al doilea val de proteste pro-Navalnîi  (VIDEO)

Russia attacked Ukraine on land and in the air on Thursday. The European Union, the United States and NATO are threatening sanctions, but the Kremlin leader does not seem intimidated. In Moscow, the authorities are threatening all citizens who want to join the anti-war protests.

Moscow threatens Russians who want to join anti-war protests. A leader of the Russian opposition, who called for protests, was arrested when she left the house, according to an American journalist.

Meanwhile, in Ukraine, the Russian army arrived in the Kiev region, from Belarus, a few hours after Putin started the war. Russian attack helicopters have taken control of Gostomel Air Force Base on the outskirts of Kiev. An imminent attack on Kiev with Grad missiles aimed at military targets is coming, the Ukrainians have announced, reports AFP. Meanwhile, the Kremlin has announced that it does not want to occupy all of Ukraine.

At the same time, NATO is announcing the activation of defense plans, which allows military commanders the authority to deploy forces anywhere in the member countries, when needed, without waiting for the political decision.

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It is the eighth day of the war in Ukraine, and the attacks of the Russian army continue. New explosions took place overnight in Kyiv and Kherson, while anti-aircraft sirens sounded in many other cities. Ukrainian authorities have confirmed that Kherson and the surrounding area are under Russian military control. The head of the regional administration asked the residents to stay in the house, because the Russians are everywhere in the city and they are dangerous. And the mayor says he is having a hard time gathering the dead and burying them, as well as delivering food and medicine. The strategically important port city of Mariupol on the Sea of ​​Azov is surrounded by Russian troops.


The United States fears an increase in the number of civilian casualties in Ukraine, in a context in which the Russian army seems determined to bomb large cities to force Ukrainians to surrender, a senior Pentagon official said on Wednesday.


One million refugees have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries since the start of the Russian invasion a week ago, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Thursday.


The 50 emotional photos from the Ukraine war:


1. People running from cities


2. People left without houses


3. Ruins


The town of Borodianka, northwest of the capital Kyiv, was destroyed by Russian army bombing. Residential buildings were hit by rockets on Wednesday and Wednesday night through Thursday.


On Wednesday, a local filmed a Russian tank firing a shell at the block where he lived.


A Ukrainian delegation is traveling by helicopter to meet with Russian counterparts in the second round of talks, according to Reuters, which quotes a Ukrainian presidential adviser.


Talks between Ukraine and Russia will begin in a few hours, Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Mihai Podoliak said in a post on social media.


Russian forces have occupied the Kherson regional administration building, regional governor Hennady Laguta said, according to The Guardian. The city is strategically important, being a port city on the Dnieper River, with access to the Black Sea.


4. Kyiv 


5. Kyiv


6. Kids crying everywhere


Russia's defense ministry says it has captured Kherson on Wednesday, but Ukraine says its forces continue to defend the Black Sea port, which has a population of about 250,000.


Kherson Mayor Igor Kolikhaiev said in a Facebook post on Thursday morning that Russian troops have control of the town hall and that residents should stay in their homes.


Kolikhaiev said he had made "no promises" to Russian forces and was only interested in normal life in the city. "I just asked them not to shoot people."


Restrictions imposed on the city include a traffic ban from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am, with permission to enter the city only for vehicles carrying food, medicine and other goods.


The situation in the capital Kyiv is "difficult, but under control", the mayor of the city, the former boxing champion Vitali Kliciko, declared on Thursday, according to Guardian, quoting Reuters.


7. No hope


8. Kyiv


9. Devastated


He said there were no casualties during the night and that the explosions were from the Ukrainian air defense, which shot down Russian missiles. Russia's bombings on Wednesday caused damage to the city's district heating system, which will be repaired on Thursday, Kliciko said.


A rocket or a bomb hit a cargo ship registered in Bangladesh in the Ukrainian port of Olvia on the Black Sea, killing one of the crew members, the ship's owner announced on Thursday. Rescue operations are currently underway for the other crew members.


Vladimir Putin gives the impression that he is a lone leader, leading the Russian army alone in a war that threatens his country's economy. It is true that in his capacity as supreme commander of the armed forces, he is responsible for the invasion of Ukraine, but any decision taken comes after consultations with his deeply loyal entourage.


Many of his relatives, with whom he consults in decision-making, have started their careers in the security services, says the BBC, which reviewed Vladimir Putin's circle of relatives.


More than 700 people protesting against the war in Ukraine have been arrested in Russia in the last 24 hours.


More than 700 people have been arrested in more than 25 Russian cities during new protests against the war in Ukraine, according to the civil rights portal OVD-Info.


10. Kindergarten


11. Suffering people


12. Refugees


Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov again threatened Western countries in an interview with state television on Thursday. "If they are going to start a real war against us, then they have to think carefully," Lavrov said when asked about Russia's nuclear bomb threats.


He said the West was preparing for war with Russia, and that the nuclear threat was "not in the minds of the Russians." Asked about Russia's war crimes in Ukraine, Lavrov made a hallucinatory statement in which he accused the Ukrainian military of robbing civilians in cities attacked by Russians and using them as human shields. He also said that Russia would continue its military operation in Ukraine "until the end", according to Sky News and Reuters.


The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, convened a meeting of the Security Council. At the previous meeting, Putin decided to recognize the independence of the separatist regions in eastern Ukraine.


Residents of the key Black Sea port of Odessa have stepped up their efforts to defend it against a Russian attack from the sea after a convoy of Russian warships was spotted, and the United States warned that the attack could take place again.


13. There is still a hope


14. After bombing


15. Every life matter


Residents of the city reported a significant increase in Russian airstrikes on Thursday, as images of beaches near the city, mined and prepared for the Russian attack, appeared.


The convoy of Russian warships appears to include 4,080 tons of large landing craft and support ships of the Ropucha class.


Two weeks before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, several Ropucha-class ships - each carrying ten tankers - entered the Black Sea under the pretext of conducting exercises with a larger Ivan Gren-class landing ship. which can carry 13 tanks or 40 smaller armored vehicles.


The loss of Odessa, Ukraine's largest port city, would be an economic catastrophe for Ukraine, writes The Guardian.


An oil tanker has been bombed in the Chernivtsi region, northeast of Kyiv, according to images released by Ukrainian emergency services on Thursday morning.


A projectile hit a group of fuel tanks with a total capacity of 3,000 cubic meters, according to authorities. Chernivtsi was the target of several overnight air raids.


16. In the shelters


17. Kids left without fathers


18. Hospitals


19. Houses in Ukraine


20. Centers of cities


21. Mariupol


22. Now in Ukraine


23. Rocket


24. No more hope


25. Kyiv


26. Burning cities


27. Nothing left


28. People running


29. War in 2022


30. Burning cars


31. Tanks riding cars


32. Streets in Ukraine


33. Bombing in Ukraine


34. Crying kids


35. Saying goodbye


36. Nearly a week passed


37. People sleeping in metro


38. Explosions


39. Ruining cities


40. Nights here are horrible


41. Whole house burning


42. Apartments


43. Civilians getting ready


44. Residential houses


45. City center


46. Burning 


47. Waiting for the tanks


48. Kyiv


49. Cities


50. Ukraine now

50 emotional photos from the Ukraine war


These photo sets are a reminder of the pain and suffering that people go through in the Russian-Ukrainian war. The photos capture the fear, sorrow, damage and horror of the Ukraine war. They show us how little control we have over our lives when we are on the battlefield.

These pictures will definitely make us appreciate all the things in our lives. 

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With more than half the global population under lockdown over coronavirus pandemic, cities have become shadows of their former selves. And for some animals, this is the perfect opportunity to go and explore the empty streets.

Even though many countries around the world have started to ease restrictions on movement, people are yet to return to their old ways of living, as bars, restaurants, hotels and many entertainment venues will continue to be closed for the foreseeable future. 

In fact, according to a recent report by Bloomberg, “The coronavirus pandemic is likely to last as long as two years and won’t be controlled until about two-thirds of the world’s population is immune, a group of experts said in a report”.

Because of its ability to spread from people who don’t appear to be ill, the virus may be harder to control than influenza, the cause of most pandemics in recent history.

And while the full lockdown is no way near from over and many of the cities are almost empty, animals are taking over the streets. From all around the world, people are posting funny pictures with wild animals seen around their house or city center.

Here at Bemorepanda, we spent some time collecting a list with top 50 wild animals that have been noticed in places where we haven’t seen them before. 

1 A herd of buffalo walk along an empty highway in New Delhi, India, during the pandemic lockdown.

2 In Nara, Japan's first permanent capital, deer are considered "messengers of the gods" and have been designated national treasures. More than 1,000 regularly wander through the city's central park, and visitors are encouraged to feed them sugar-free wheat crackers. But with tourists staying away during the outbreak, some curious deer have been quietly investigating nearby shops and restaurants.




6 Dogs rest on the deserted Man Singh road during lockdown in New Delhi, India, on 19 April.






12 A cow walks along an empty highway road in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on 19 April.











23 In the coastal Welsh town of Llandudno, usually timid mountain goats have ventured into the empty streets to take a look around. They've become an online favorite thanks to Twitter posts by video producer Andrew Stuart. "There's hardly anyone around to scare them or anything … they just don't really care and are eating whatever they can," he said.

24 Hungry monkeys clambered all over a car in the village of Ode, outside Ahmedabad, in hopes of getting a few morsels of food during the lockdown in late March.


26 Surrounded by deer, a tourist shows her empty hands after feeding them crackers, treats made mostly with wheat flour and rice bran, near Todaiji temple in Nara, Japan, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

27 A woman stops to watch the Fallow deer from Dagnam Park as they rest and graze on the grass outside homes on a housing estate in Harold Hill, near Romford on April 2, 2020 in Romford, England


29 Venice, usually a popular tourist destination, has seen dramatic changes during the outbreak which has brought Italy to near collapse. The northern city is normally swamped with visitors, but canals have emptied during the country's strict lockdown measures. Without the constant passage of boat taxis and gondolas the muddied waters have settled, and seabirds and fish are once again visible.


31 This young puma was recently found stalking through the empty streets of downtown Santiago, Chile, followed soon after by two more. The animals live in the nearby Andes Mountains and have increasingly been spotted in the locked down capital, home to about 6 million people. "There's no people, there's no noise, so they dare to explore a little more," said a regional official.





36 In Ajmer, a city in northwestern India, several dogs were spotted hunting a wild boar on the city streets during the lockdown on March 26. They eventually herded the boar into a sewer trough.



39 A Coyote stands alone Academy Road outside of Dodger Stadium during the Coronavirus Pandemic in Los Angeles on Friday, April 03, 2020.

40 Thousands of macaques that roam the streets of Lopburi in Thailand haven't been so polite. Usually well-fed by tourists, the monkeys have been finding snacks hard to come by during the pandemic. They've even engaged in intertribal warfare over scraps, fighting in the streets and historic temples. Thailand had more than 39 million tourists in 2019.

41 Pigeons walk on the empty street in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 29, 2020. Puerto Rico is on a mandatory quarantine since March 16th, due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

42 A security guard feeds sika deer at a temple on March 12, 2020 in Nara, Japan. Like a number of tourist hotspots around the country, Nara, a popular ancient city where free-roaming deer are an attraction for tourists, has seen a decline in visitor numbers in recent weeks amid concern over the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Some groups of deer have begun roaming in the city’s residential area due to shortage of food partially fed from tourists according to media reports.

43 A raccoon walks in an almost-deserted Central Park in New York on 16 April.

44 Goats and sheep are seen near the empty Istanbul airport highway in Istanbul, Turkey, on 19 April.

45 A deer walks across a pedestrian crossing in Nara, Japan, on 19 March. Despite the town’s tourism decline, these wild animals are doing just fine without treats from visitors, according to a deer protection group.

46 A herd of fallow deer graze on the lawns in front of a housing estate in Harold Hill in east London on 4 April.

47 Grey langurs run along a deserted road during lockdown in Ahmedabad, India, on 19 April

48 A wild boar eats the grass in a garden close to residential buildings in Ajaccio, Corsica, on 18 April.

49 Peahens seen on Motilal Nehru Marg during lockdown in New Delhi, India, on 19 April.


Human presence would typically keep such wildlife from roaming. But billions of people are inside, socially isolating themselves under the direction of health and government officials. Businesses, tourism, restaurants, clubs and many other venues are closed and the once busy streets are now completely silent. 

While some animals are curiously wandering or enjoying the quiet, others are going hungry because they’ve become dependent on tourists who feed them treats. 

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