The mouthpiece for Vladimir Putin Karen Shakhnazarov has warned that Kremlin critics will face “concentration camps” and there “will be no mercy for them.”
Shakhnazarov who is a Soviet-Russian filmmaker warned “opponents of the letter z” could face severe measures for opposing the Russian President.
Speaking on the Rossiya 1 television channel, Shakhnazarov criticised the anti-war dissent ahead of Moscow’s Victory Day parade on 9 May.
Shakhnazarov comments comes after Putin claimed Russian society will “purify” itself of opposition figures.
Shakhnazarov said on the Rossiya 1 television channel, “The opponents of letter Z must understand that if they are counting on mercy, no.
“There will be no mercy for them.
“It all became very serious, in this case, it means concentration camps, re-education, sterilisation.
“This is very serious.”