A schoolboy was sent to a pre-trial detention center after attempting to set fire to a military enlistment office
A 16-year-old student of the St. Petersburg gymnasium, who was detained on charges of trying to set fire to the building of the military enlistment office in Kirovsk, Leningrad region, was sent to a pre-trial detention center for two months. Initially, he was suspected of intentional damage to property, but later the article was reclassified to a more serious one – attempted terrorist attack, reports Sever.Realii with reference to “Fontanka”.
The Telegram channel “Ostrozhno, Novosti” wrote that new episodes were added to the teenager’s case – it is claimed that, in addition to the military enlistment office in Kirovsk, he tried to set fire to the military enlistment office of the Krasnogvardei district of St. Petersburg. In both cases, demand was reportedly unsuccessful.
- A student of the 166th St. Petersburg gymnasium was detained at the end of February in Kirovsk. The police was called by a security guard at the military enlistment office, who reported that a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the door of the building, the bottle broke and did not catch fire. Arriving police detained a 16-year-old schoolboy a hundred meters from the military enlistment office. It is not reported whether he pleaded guilty.
- On February 28, a court in St. Petersburg sent Vladimir Myronov, a graduate student of the Alferov University, to a pre-trial detention center for two months. He is accused of hooliganism and the so-called discrediting of the Russian army. The investigation believes that on the night of February 26, Mironov broke the windows in the building of the military commissariat of the Vyborg district, and also left anti-war inscriptions on the walls.
- After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, military enlistment offices, police departments, city administration buildings, and “United Russia” receptions began to be set on fire all over Russia. After the announcement of mobilization in September, the number of such attacks increased. At the moment, it is known about almost a hundred requests for arson.
- As a result of the fires, no one was killed or injured, and the damage to the buildings, as a rule, was insignificant. Most of the cases were considered under criminal articles of damage to other people’s property and hooliganism. The first sentence, in which the arson of the military enlistment office was qualified as a terrorist act, was handed down at the end of January 2023.