19:47 GMT19 January 2021
Listen Live
    Europe
    Get short URL
    9437
    Subscribe

    The Ukrainian extremist group attempted to instigate mass unrest in Russia which would lead to a coup d’état, according to the Russian prosecutor general.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Supporters of Ukraine’s Right Sector made attempts to organize mass chaos in order to instigate a coup d’état in Russia, according a report by Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika released Tuesday.

    “Access to the pages of the social network VKontakte were blocked that were being used by the Ukrainian Right Sector nationalistic group to make attempts to organize mass unrest and unsanctioned public protests with the goal of instigating a coup d’état in the Russian Federation,” the report reads.

    The nationalist group gained notoriety for numerous atrocities such as burning alive and finishing 48 people in Odessa. Its militants have participated in the Donbass conflict, attacked striking coal miners, detained probable witnesses of their crimes in a pit and threatened to undermine the Minsk agreements. The group was outlawed in Russia in January 2015.

    Related:

    Ukraine's Radical Right Sector Leader Yarosh Resigns
    Right Sector Radicals Holding Greek Former Officials in Odessa Hotel
    Ukraine’s Right Sector as Dangerous as ISIL – Polish Politician
    Kiev is Scared of Right Sector, but Uses Militants to Wage War in Donbass
    Tags:
    attempted coup, Right Sector, Yuri Chaika, Ukraine, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion