Poem in support of Ukraine – “inciting hatred and enmity”

Alexander Byvshev, a rural teacher from Orlov region, posted his poem “To Ukrainian patriots” on social media. The teacher suffered harassment, and the Office of the Public Prosecutor brought a criminal case against him on the grounds of “inciting hatred and enmity”. Byvshev faces four years imprisonment.

“Meet your enemies as your ancestors did
So that here, no other boots can clatter
Prepare for them a porridge of lead
May God protect you in the merciless battle!”