MOSCOW, June 2 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – Three Russian nationals charged with hooliganism over their alleged involvement in raising a German flag over Federal Security Service (FSB) building in the city of Kaliningrad face prison sentences ranging from 20 to 24 months, Dmitry Dinze, a lawyer for one of the defendants, told RAPSI on Tuesday.

Investigators claim that Mikhail Feldman, Oleg Savvin and Dmitry Fonaryov committed an act of vandalism based on political and social hatred in March 2014.

“A prosecutor has asked the court to sentence Feldman to two years, Savvin to 21 months and Fonaryov to 20 months in prison,” said Dinze, Feldman’s lawyer.

Feldman is a member of a local movement called the Pubic Defense Committee.

Feldman and Savvin claimed that they didn’t understand the nature of the accusations and didn’t agree with them. Fonaryov pleaded partially guilty but did not specify any other details.