On May 23, Kaliningrad’s news website Klops.ru published a video showing a detention of 8 persons allegedly affiliated to Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, a branch of ISIS.
The 8 people, immigrants from the Central Asia, were detained by the Russian Federal Security Service. According to the press service of Kaliningrad’s department of the FSB, all persons are suspected in the recruitment of Russian citizens to ISIS.
According to reports, some of the detained persons were in touch with a foreigner, who left Kaliningrad in 2016 and went to Syria. This person is an alleged member of the ISIS terrorist group.