Petersburg man was convicted in the case of involvement in “Right Sector”

Petersburg man was convicted in the case of involvement in “Right Sector”

The court in Kursk sentenced Yevgeny Kazantsev, a native of St. Petersburg, to 12 years in a strict regime colony in the case of involvement in “Right Sector”. This was reported by the joint press service of the courts of the Kursk region.

Kazantsev was found guilty of participation in the activities of an extremist organization and foreign armed formation, as well as illegal acquisition and carrying of firearms.

According to the investigation, Kazantsev, “being a supporter of nationalist ideology”, was part of the paramilitary cell “Right Sector”.

Kazantsev pleaded not guilty. His defense asked to acquit the defendant due to his lack of involvement in the commission of the crime. The prosecution requested that Kazantseva be sentenced to 10 years in prison.

As the newspaper “Kurskaya Pravda” previously wrote, Kazantsev lived in Ukraine in recent years. With reference to the materials of the criminal case, the publication reported that he joined the “Right Sector” in 2015. Later, according to the investigation, the St. Petersburg native participated in combat operations against the troops of the so-called “DPR” and “LPR”. It is confirmed that Kazantsev was captured in March 2022.



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