The Finnish police detained Jan Petrovskyi from the subversive-assault intelligence group "Rusich". He is known by the nickname "Slavyan".
TV channel MTV3 reports this.
Petrovsky is accused of participating in terrorist crimes, which he committed in the ranks of "Rusich" in 2014-2015 in Donetsk region and Luhansk region.
Earlier it became known that Ukraine requested his extradition. The Ita-Uusimaa District Court will consider the suspectʼs case on August 25. Whether it will be possible to extradite the husband at the request of Ukraine will be decided later.
Russia stated that the Russian embassy "was informed about the detention of a Russian in Finland at the request of Kyiv."
- "Rusich" is a Russian neo-Nazi paramilitary group that participates in hostilities with the Russian military in Ukraine. Yan Petrovskyi became the commander of "Rusich" after his predecessor, the neo-Nazi Oleksiy Milchakov, was wounded.
- In 2022, Petrovsky and Milchakov were added to the US sanctions list.