Russian security forces detained 16 people in Irkutsk, Krasnodar, Saratov, Tambov, Tyumen, Chita, Anapa, Krasnodar Krai, Pushchino town in the Moscow region, and Pereslavl-Zalesky town in the Yaroslavl region.

“Sixteen supporters of the M.K.U. Ukrainian radical youth community were detained. They were involved in committing violent crimes, promoting extremism, as well as plotting explosions of administrative buildings of government agencies and armed attacks on citizens,” reads the statement released on the official website of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB).

Svetlana Petrenko, a representative of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, said that Yegor Krasnov was an alleged organiser of the mentioned community. He allegedly coerced Russian citizen Alexei Narziayev through communication on social media “into committing two extremist-related murders.”

Currently, the Russian security forces are carrying out investigative actions.

Bohdan Marusyak

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