MOSCOW, March 3. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Investigative Committee has filed a case against Ukrainian Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh. The case was filed over two articles of the Criminal Code of Russia: public calls for terrorist activities and public calls for extremism. Spokesperson for the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin reported this on Monday.
He added that Russia’s Investigative Committee intends to lodge a motion to arrest Yarosh in absentia and to put him on the international wanted list.
March 1, it was reported that Dmytro Yarosh urged Chechen warlord Doku Umarov to take up arms and support anti-Russian forces in Ukraine.
“Ukrainians have always supported the liberation struggle of the Chechen and other Caucasian peoples. Now it’s the time for you to support Ukraine,” Yarosh said in his appeal posted on the group’s VKontakte social network page. “As the Right Sector leader I urge you to step up the fight. Russia is not as strong as it seems.”
It is known that during the first Chechen war, Yarosh was fighting against Russian troops in Chechnya on the side of its separatist forces.