The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case against five Russian citizens because of their involvement in the activities of the organization Right sector.
In a release on 23 January, the Investigative Committee announced launching criminal cases against Igor Chudinov, Gennady Khamraev, Georgiy Stotskiy, Roman Strigunkov and Aleksandr Valovon charges of participating in an extremist organization.
All of them in due time moved to Ukraine and joined the ranks of the Right Sector.
Chudinov was the deputy commander of a combat unit of the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps of the Right Sector, Khamraev was a fighter of the unit and fought in Donbas. Stotskiy, Strigunkov and Valov were the activists of the Right Sector. They took part in rallies, marches and other public and mass activities of the organization.
In September, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case against the leaders of the Right sector Dmytro Yarosh, and Andriy Tarasenko, Andriy Stempitskyy, Valeriy Voronov, and the press secretary of the organization Artem Skoropadskyy.