Kaliningrad resident sentenced to eight years for desire to join Right Sector
The FSB found weapons, a land mine, and components for bombs in the apartment of an extremist.
The Moscow District Military Court sentenced a resident of Kaliningrad who wanted to join the far-right movement Right Sector (organization banned in Russia) to eight years in a strict regime colony. The FSB found an 81-mm fragmentation mine of a 1939 model without a detonator, four cans with a substance that can be used as components for improvised bombs, firearms and edged weapons, Kaliningrad.ru reports.
According to investigators, the convict contacted representatives of the Right Sector in 2015 via the Internet and discussed plans to join the punitive detachment, to return to Kaliningrad and arrange terrorist acts there.
Investigators initiated criminal cases against Kaliningrad resident only in March 2017. On November 29, 2018, the court found Kaliningrader guilty of Illegal Possession of Explosive Devices (part 1 of Article 222.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), Illegal Manufacture (part 1 of Article 30, part 1 of Article 223.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and Attempted Entry into Right Sector (part 1 of Article 30, part 2 of Article 208 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
The Investigations Directorate in the Leningrad Region of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) is going through turbulent times. After an unexpected replacement of the supreme command, the winds of change started blowing. Colonel of justice Pavel Vymenets, the new acting head of the agency, launched personnel reshuffles. According to sources, all means are used to purge the ranks from corrupt officers, including collection of compromising materials and denunciations.