Russia says detained 7 pro-Ukraine partisans in Moscow – Times of India

MOSCOW: Russia‘s FSB security service has arrested seven Moscow residents linked to a pro-Ukraine militia accused of raiding Russia’s border regions, state news agencies said on Friday.
The coordinated arrests come a few days after President Vladimir Putin ordered the FSB to wage an unrelenting crackdown on the fighters, who he called “scum” traitors.
“The seven detained residents of Moscow maintained contacts with the Russian Volunteer Corps, acting as part of (the) Ukrainian army,” the FSB was quoted as saying.
The accused had “discussed ways of carrying out violent actions against representatives of law enforcement agencies, servicemen and foreigners”, it said.
Video published by state news agencies showed FSB officers bursting into an apartment and detaining one of the suspects, as well as a photo allegedly showing a cache of seized weapons.
The militias, which say they are made up of Russian citizens who oppose Moscow’s offensive, claim to have been behind a string of brazen incursions into Russian territory.
After last week’s raids, which targeted the Russian border regions of Kursk and Belgorod, Putin ordered the FSB to punish the fighters “without statute of limitations”.

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