According to the intelligence service, the man served in the Ukrainian troops in the Donbass and was trained by NATO instructors, he has Ukrainian citizenship. Investigators found a hiding place where the detainee kept weapons and symbols of the organization “FSB announced the arrest of a Right Sector supporter from Moscow” />
Employees of the FSB of Russia detained a native of Moscow, a supporter of the Ukrainian radical organization “Right Sector” (recognized as extremist and banned in Russia). This was reported in the Center for Public Relations (DSP) of the FSB.
The FSB believes that the detainee served in the Ukrainian army from 2017 to 2019 and took sabotage training courses according to NATO standards at the Yavoriv training ground in the Lviv region of Ukraine. According to the Russian intelligence service, the training was led by instructors from the United States, Great Britain and Canada.
The report says that the man received three state awards of Ukraine for participating in hostilities in the Donbass. In 2019, President Volodymyr Zelensky gave him Ukrainian citizenship, and at the end of last January, the saboteur returned to Russia.
In the forest near Solnechnogorsk near Moscow, investigators found a hiding place where a man kept edged weapons and items with the Right Sector symbols. There were also three improvised incendiary devices “which could be used to carry out sabotage at critical infrastructure in the Moscow region,” the DSP noted.
In early April, the FSB reported the arrest in Crimea of a supporter of the “Ukrainian neo-Nazis”, who was suspected in illegal possession of explosives and devices. He lived in the resort of Alushta.
The man was found with a pistol, TNT, gunpowder, means of “computer technology and mobile communications”; and other items. The FSB said they found a video of “radical content” on his phone. and photographs depicting nationalist symbols and fascist paraphernalia. In addition, according to the intelligence service, the man communicated with members of the “Ukrainian nationalist battalions”.
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The detainee was charged under part 1 of article 222 of the Criminal Code (illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of firearms, his main parts or ammunition), for which he faces up to four years in prison.