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Russia probes Ukrainian radical leader for inciting 'terror'

Published on Mar 3, 2014 6:42 PM
 
Dmytro Yarosh (left), a leader of the Right Sector movement, addresses during a rally in central Independence Square in Kiev, on Feb 21, 2014. Russia on Monday, March 3, 2014, said it was investigating the leader of a Ukrainian far-right group that clashed with riot police at Kiev protests for allegedly inciting acts of "terror" in Russia. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia on Monday said it was investigating the leader of a Ukrainian far-right group that clashed with riot police at Kiev protests for allegedly inciting acts of "terror" in Russia.

The powerful Investigative Committee said in a statement that it was seeking the arrest of the leader of the shadowy Right Sector paramilitary group, Dmytro Yarosh.

"In the opinion of investigators... Dmytro Yarosh publicly calls for anti-Russian forces to commit extremist acts and terror in Russia," the Investigative Committee said.

Investigators will shortly ask a court to arrest Yarosh in absentia and then put him on the international wanted list, it added.

 
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