In Obninsk, the police detained a 70-year-old local school teacher on suspicion of arson at the military enlistment office. This was reported by the telegram channel “Ostrozhno, novosti” and the telegram channel of local media manager Evgeny Serkin.
The incident happened on the evening of November 13. According to Telegram channels, a local resident threw a bottle with an incendiary mixture into an office building, on the third floor of which is the military enlistment office. “Ostrozhno, novosti” reports that the fire was quickly extinguished and the property was not damaged. A criminal case has been initiated under the article “attempted destruction of property”.
The detainee stated that he did not try to set fire to the building, but on the contrary, he wanted to knock down the flames with a cane. Telegram channels report that a pensioner works as a technology teacher in one of the schools in the city of Balabanovo. His name is indicated as Oleg E.
- After the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the announcement of mobilization in Russia, the number of cases of arson of military enlistment offices, police departments, city administration offices and “United Russia” reception centers increased significantly. At first, the arsons were classified as property damage and hooliganism. Then the General Staff of Russia announced that cases of arson of military enlistment centers would be considered acts of terrorism and would be punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
- In July, the edition of “Mediazon” wrote that half of the cases of arson of military enlistment offices in Russia are investigated under articles on terrorism.