MOSCOW, February 28 (RAPSI) – Russian citizen Mikhail Agafonov has been charged with assault on the Russian center of science and culture in Kiev, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

According to the Investigative Committee, in 2018, radicals illegally entered the center’s premises, destructed an exposition devoted to the oeuvre of Russian opera singer Fedor Chaliapin, painted a wall with anti-Russian signs and used violence against a counsellor of Russia’s embassy in Ukraine.

Several persons allegedly involved have been arrested in absentia by Russian courts.

Investigators claim that on February 18, 2018, Agafonov, 41, participated in the attack against the building of the Russian center of science and culture in Kiev with other men threw stones into the building, broke windows and doors.