Person accused of preparing terrorist attack in Rostov-on-Don sentenced to 8 years

Person accused of preparing terrorist attack in Rostov-on-Don sentenced to 8 years
Artur Panov (left) and Maksim Smyshlyaev, accused of preparing a terrorist attack in Rostov-on-Don Photo: Сompromat.ws

Earlier, the court sentenced Artur Panov's accomplice to 10 years of strict-regime prison.

Friday, August 11, the North Caucasian Military Court convicted a citizen of Ukraine Artur Panov for preparing a terrorist attack in Rostov-on-Don. The man is to spend eight years in a general colony, TASS reports.

It is specified that Panov was found guilty under Facilitating terrorist activity, Preparing for a terrorist act, and Illegal manufacture of explosives. In addition, his accomplice, a Russian Maksim Smyshlyaev, charged with Facilitating terrorist activity, was sentenced to 10 years in a strict-regime prison.

It was previously reported that an improvised explosive device had been found during searches in Panov's rented apartment; the convicts had intended to use it in a terrorist act on the city's Teatralnaya Square.

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