On Friday, a court in Belgorod arrested and sent to a pre-trial detention center the founder of the volunteer organization “Army of Beauties”, which helps Ukrainian refugees. This is reported by “Mediazona”.
Nadezhda Rossynskaya, known as Nadine Geisler, was detained by FSB officers the day before. She is accused of publicly calling for activities directed against the security of the state. According to this article, he can face up to 6 years in prison.
After the full-scale invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine, Geisler founded the volunteer organization “Army of Beauties”, which helped Ukrainian refugees. In May 2023, she left Russia due to the threat of criminal prosecution, she told the editors of Sever.Realii.
How she ended up in Belgorod again is unknown. The publication “Ashes” suggests that she could have come to help return to Ukraine dogs taken from a kennel in Ukrainian Melitopol, which is under the control of Russia.
According to the investigation, in August 2023 Geisler published on Instagram information about the collection of humanitarian aid for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At the same time, she herself denies that the account where the ad was posted belongs to her.
The day before, it was also reported about the detention of Geisler’s sister, activist Elena Yegorova. On Friday, it became known that her mother and brother were also detained. All of them were subsequently released, left in the status of witnesses.