Suspect arrested in preparation for arson of military equipment in Kazan | Accidents

The Soviet District Court in Kazan has detained 29-year-old Sergei Novikov for two months on charges of preparing to set fire to military equipment, TASS reports.

“To elect a restraining measure against Sergey Novikov <...> in the form of detention with detention in PKU SIZO-1 <...> until September 18, 2023,” the judge said, citing the publication.

Note that Novikov was charged under the article on participation in the activities of a terrorist organization (part 2 of article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). He himself did not oppose the arrest and fully admitted his guilt. The man said that he was offered about 25 thousand rubles for the preparation of the terrorist attack, he agreed, as he was in a difficult life situation.

Earlier it was reported about the detention in Kazan of a member of the Ukrainian terrorist organization “Legion” Freedom of Russia “*. He is suspected of preparing a terrorist attack on military facilities in Tatarstan. According to investigators, he planned to set fire to military equipment.

Recall that Telegram channels reported that law enforcement officers found a cache near a military facility, where 17 bottles of kerosene were stored. Ten drone launch systems, components for making an explosive device and a box of fireworks were found in the inmate’s home.

* a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation.