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Interior Ministry sends request to Interpol to put leader of Right Sector on wanted list

March 21, 2014, 21:07 UTC+3

According to investigators, the head of the ultranationalist Ukrainian organization publicly calls anti-Russian forces to extremist actions and terror

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MOSCOW, March 21. / ITAR-TASS /. Documents on the international wanted list leader Ukrainian ultranationalist group Right Sector Dmytro Yarosh sent to the central office of Interpol, the press center of the Interior Ministry reports.

“The Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russian Federation ruled to name Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh as defendant committing crimes under Part 2, Article 205.2 of Russia’s Criminal Code and Part 2, Article 280 of the Criminal Code (public calls for terrorist activities and public calls for extremism using mass media),” spokesperson for Russia’s Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin said earlier.

The investigation believes that in his speeches, the leader of Ukrainian ultranationalist organization Right Sector Dmytro Yarosh publicly called anti-Russian forces to extremist actions ant terrorism on Russia’s territory.

 Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh has been put on international wanted list.Moscow's Basmanny court 12 March sustained a motion to arrest the leader of the Ukrainian nationalist organization Right Sector in absentia. Russia’s Investigative Committee also intends to criminal proceedings against the Chairman of the party Freedo" and its faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleg Tyagnybok, leader of the Right Sector Dimitry Yarosh and several other members of the UNA-UNSO (Ukrainian National Assembly- Ukrainian National Self-Defense Organisation) for participating in a gang of terrorist leaders in the North Caucasus Shamil Basayev and Khattab.

According to Vladimir Markin, “the Central Investigation Department of the Russia’s Investigative Committee  in the North Caucasus Federal District opened a criminal case against members of the UNA-UNSO Igor Mazur, Valeria Bobrowicz, Dmitry Korchinskiy, Andrew and Oleg Tyagnybok , Dmitiry Yarosh, Vladimir Mamalyga and others. Depending on the role of each of them are suspected of committing crimes under Part 1, Article 2 . 209 of the Criminal Code (the creation of a stable armed group (gang) to attack citizens, leading such a group (gang) and involved in attacks committed by)".

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