Igor Strelkov (Girkin), known for his anti-Ukrainian position, was detained. He is accused of public calls to carry out extremist activities (Article 280 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
The day before, in an organization calling itself the Angry Patriots Club, a scandal arose between close supporters of Igor Strelkov and the Ordinary Tsarism group, whose members are also members of the Angry Patriots Club.
Close supporters of Strelkov, represented by Maxim Klimov, argue that the publication of representatives of Ordinary Tsarism regarding their disagreement with Strelkov’s position in relation to PMC Wagner was a deliberate provocation on the eve of Strelkov’s arrest.
Today, at about 12 o’clock in the morning, Igor Strelkov was detained and taken to the Meshchansky Court of Moscow. He is accused of public calls for extremist activities.
With a high degree of probability, the court will determine Strelkov’s preventive measure as detention.
The investigation into the Strelova case was conducted by the FSB in Moscow and the Moscow Region.
What is happening in Russia is what usually happens to the far right. First, the authorities use their services, and then when they become unnecessary or even dangerous, like Strelkov-Girkin, they throw these people into the trash.
This has already happened with the neo-Nazi Maksim Martsinkevich (Tesak) and other representatives of the ultra-right.
In 2014, Igor Strelkov served as Minister of Defense of the DPR. During the hostilities in the Donbass, the air defense unit, which was part of the so-called. The ‘DPR militia’ was shot down by a Boeing 777 civilian aircraft flying MH-17 Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur. As a result, all passengers died.