Moscow court refuses to release alleged Ukrainian Right Sector member
MOSCOW, December 13 (RAPSI) – The Basmanny District Court of Moscow has extended detention of Ukrainian national Roman Ternovsky allegedly involved in the activities of Right Sector nationalist organization banned in Russia until March 30, the court’s spokesperson Yunona Tsareva has told RAPSI.
Investigators believe that Ternovsky took part in pickets, rallies and other mass events in Ukraine as a member of Right Sector. Moreover, he propagated online the organization’s activity on his Facebook page among users including Russian citizens.
Right Sector is a Ukrainian association of radical nationalist organizations. In January and February 2014, its members clashed with police and seized administrative buildings in Kiev. Since April 2014, Right Sector has been involved in fighting the protest movement in eastern Ukraine.
In November 2014, Russia’s Supreme Court declared Right Sector an extremist group and banned its activity in Russia. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh for alleged incitement of terrorism.
In January 2015, Right Sector was added to the Russian register of prohibited organizations.