MOSCOW, March 19. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained 14 members of the Ukrainian neo-Nazi youth gang dubbed M.K.U. in the Russian cities of Gelendzhik and Yaroslavl, the FSB said in a statement on Friday.
"As part of criminal proceedings under Article 282.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (arranging the activities of an extremist organization), the Federal Security Service and the Investigative Committee exposed an organized group of supporters of the M.K.U. Ukrainian radical youth crew, which was created by Ukrainian national Yegor Krasnov, born in 2000, whose online alias is Yegor Yakovlev," the statement reads.
Thirteen members of the group were detained in Gelendzhik and another one in Yaroslavl. "A large amount of neo-Nazi materials, bladed weapons, communication means containing manuals for making explosive devices and firearms were seized from their homes," the FSB added.
The detained are making confession statements, the FSB noted. According to them, the group was established in 2019 under Krasnov’s guidance.
"The group later received orders from him and other Ukrainian members of the M.K.U., based in Kharkov and Kiev, to produce weapons, carry out terrorist attacks and commit mass murders and violent acts against common people," the statement said.
"They gained practical skills by beating up homeless people and members of youth subculture communities," the FSB noted. The group’s members put a replica of the Victory Banner on fire to prove their commitment to Nazi ideals.
In 2020, the M.K.U. leader put out an online appeal to his supporters to step up terrorist activities in Russia.