The Basmanny court arrested in absentia the Ukrainian activist Korchynskyi

The Basmanny court arrested in absentia the Ukrainian activist Korchynskyi


The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested in absentia the Ukrainian public figure Dmitry Korchynskyi on charges of inciting hatred on grounds of nationality. This is reported by Kommersant. As it is said, the reason for the initiation of the case was Korchinsky’s calls to burn the temples of the Moscow Patriarchate. The Russian Investigative Committee announced that it would conduct a review of these statements even in the spring of last year.

As follows from the database of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Korchinsky was also declared wanted.

Korchynskyi, whom the Russian mass media call a Ukrainian nationalist (he characterizes himself as a “professional provocateur and a people’s agitator”), is not the first time that he has been arrested in absentia in Russia. In 2014, he was sent to custody in absentia together with other former members of the Ukrainian organization UNA-UNSO, who, according to the investigation, fought in Chechnya on the side of Chechen separatists in the mid-1990s.

  • Korchinsky has been involved in political activity since the late 1980s, he also works as a publicist and writer. His views can be characterized as radical and at the same time eclectic. In different years, he spoke from the positions of radical Ukrainian nationalism, then Christian fundamentalism, then created the “International Eurasian Union” together with the Russian right-wing radical philosopher Alexander Dugin and the Ukrainian pro-Russian activist Natalya Vytrenko, and even spoke before the activists of the “Nashi” movement in the “Seliger” camp . In 2013-2014, he and his supporters from the “Brotherhood” party actively participated in the Kyiv Maidan, he himself, as it is said, fought against Russian-backed separatists in the Donbass. After Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine, he announced the creation of the “Brotherhood” battalion as part of the Armed Forces.


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