Supporters of Ukrainian radical group detained in Russia’s Voronezh

Supporters of Ukrainian radical group detained in Russia’s Voronezh

Russia’s Federal Security Service announced it thwarted the activity of a Ukrainian youth radical group’s supporters linked to promoting the ideas of neo-Nazism and mass killings.

"The FSB in cooperation with Russia’s Interior Ministry and the Russian Investigative Committee has foiled the activity of supporters of a Ukrainian youth radical group MKU in Voronezh, linked to promoting the ideology of neo-Nazism and mass killings, fueling inter-ethnic conflicts and committing violent crimes," the FSB said.

The FSB officers seized extremist books, the symbolic of nationalist organizations, cold arms and means of communication storing data on the committed crimes. Besides, an item similar to a mortar round from the Great Patriotic War was found in a garage belonging to one of the suspects.

Two criminal cases have been opened against three local citizens aged 18, 19 and 33 into the activity aimed at stirring hatred and hostility as well as humiliating ethnic dignity in public as part of an organized group, the Russian Investigative Committee said.

According to investigators, a 19-year-old man organized the group in January 2020. The investigators have questioned six individuals, who have information on the illegal activity of the extremist group. The court will consider motions on choosing pre-trial restriction measures against the suspects, TASS reported.