Murmansk. Photo: Thomas Nilsen

Alleged terrorist indicted for planning to blow up Murmansk authorities building

The Federal Security Service claims the arrested man is a supporter of the Right Sector extremist organization.
December 11, 2019

The Federal Security Service (FSB) claims the arrested man is a supporter of the Right Sector extremist organization.

In a press-release, FSB informs the the man is a Russian citizen, born in 1983

He was arrested by masked FSB officers when «preparing a terrorist act near the building of local authorities in Murmansk by using a low-quality explosive device,» the FSB tells.

The arrest took place on December 10th.

News agency FlashNord has posted a video of the arrest, showing two armed FSB officers bringing the accused into a waiting van at a parking spot that seems to be in the outskirts of Murmansk.

Investigation authorities have instituted criminal proceedings against the arrested which formally is accused of preparing for a terrorist act.

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Originally a network of Ukrainian nationalists, the Right Sector was formed during the protests in Kiev six years ago .

The Right Sector movement denies any involvement with the person now arrested in Murmansk.

«This, of course, is complete nonsense. We have seen for six years now the Russian propaganda has been using us in such horror stories,» says spokesperson for the group Artem Skoropadsky in a press-relase published on Wednesday.

He adds that there are supporters of the Right Sector in Russia.

They are «people who sympathize with the events on the Maidan and condemn the occupation of Crime, the war in Donetsk and Lugansk,» Skoropadsky says. He asks rhetorically: Thnk for yourself, why do we need to blow up any government buildings in Murmansk? What is the use of it for us? This is complete nonsense.»

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