MOSCOW, July 23 (RAPSI) – The North Caucasus District Military Court had returned to prosecutors a criminal case against Ukrainian national Pavel Gryb charged with inciting a Russian schoolgirl to commit a terrorist attack, the press-service of the court has told RAPSI.

The press-service said that the case was returned due to the fact that charges brought against the defendant were not incorporated into the Criminal Code at the time the crime was allegedly committed. If the case was to be revised, it could be tried by a court once again.

According to investigators, from March 27 to May 15, 2017, the Ukrainian citizen persuaded and called through the Internet a girl living in Sochi to commit a terrorist attack during a graduation party on June 30 and then leave Russia.

The defendant is charged with aiding terrorist activity. He could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Currently, the defendant is in detention. His jail term is to expire on December 19.