On March 18th, Russian Security Service – FSB – officers detained 14 members of the Ukrainian youth radical neo-Nazi community “MKU” in Gelendzhik and Yaroslavl , according to the Public Relations Center of the department.
“The activity of an organized group of supporters of the Ukrainian youth radical community“ MKU ”, created by the citizen of Ukraine Krasnov Yegor, born in 2000, who uses the pseudonym Yegor Yakovlev on the Internet, was suppressed,” the FSB said.
The detention was carried out in cooperation with the Investigative Committee in the framework of a criminal case under Art. 282.1 – organization of an extremist community and participation in it.
13 members of this group were detained in Gelendzhik, and only 1 in Yaroslavl.
In the houses of the detainees, the FSB found “a significant number of Nazi materials, edged weapons, communication equipment containing instructions for the manufacture of improvised explosive devices and firearms.”
The Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee for the Krasnodar Territory opened criminal cases against 19 and 20-year-old local residents suspected of illegally organizing an extremist community, the ministry said in a statement.
A video was released from the arrest:
According to the investigation, in 2018, a resident of Gelendzhik, together with a like-minded person, organized and created an extremist organization, “whose main activity was the commission of crimes against persons leading an asocial lifestyle, without a fixed abode, as well as inciting hatred and enmity on a national basis.”
This happened shortly after a man recruited by Ukrainian intelligence was found to carry an improvised explosive device (IED) for “personal protection” in Crimea. He was also taking photographs and videos of various potential targets, as ordered by his handler.
Ukrainian special services are continuing their attempts to destabilize the situation in Russia, and as mentioned this is not the first time individuals from this radical group were detained while attempting to organize incidents in Russia.
Furthermore, in the event that a terrorist attack is successful on the territory of Russia, from provenly Ukrainian groups, related to Kiev’s intelligence, this could become a formal reason for a Russian counter-terrorist military operation on Ukraine’s territory. If it were to come to such a scenario, the operation would likely be in the form of a peace enforcement operation.
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