MOSCOW, November 8 (RAPSI) – Ukrainian national Roman Rogozin has been charged in a case over the attack on Russian embassy in Kiev in March 2016, the press service of Russia’s Investigative Committee reports.
Charges have been brought against him in absentia.
Earlier, as part of the probe, investigators established involvement of two other Ukrainian citizens, Irma Krat and Vladimir Koshovenko, in the crime. They were put on the international wanted list and arrested in absentia.
Moreover, last week, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office forwarded a case against ex-lawmaker of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada Nikolay Rudkovsky to court for hearing. According to investigation, on June 14, 2014, the accused, acting in conspiracy with a group of people, took part in the destruction of property belonging to the Russian embassy. He was also allegedly involved in the 2016 March attack against Russia’s Consulate General in Lviv and desecration of Russian national flag. Damage caused to the diplomatic office was estimated at 14 million rubles (about $220,000 at the current exchange rate).
From March 5 to 10, 2016, a group of rebellious people intentionally and in conspiracy committed several attacks against the Russian Federation embassy to aggravate international relations between Russia and Ukraine.
In 2017, four other Ukrainians were put on the international wanted list and arrested in absentia on allegations of involvement in the attacks against Russian diplomatic offices in Ukraine. Vladimir Romantsov, Alexey Bakay, Vladimir Nazarenko and Vladimir Parasyuk were charged with attacking an institute under international protection. Nazarenko and Parasyuk were additionally charged with desecration of Russia’s state flag. Investigators believe that Romantsov, Bakay and Nazarenko were involved in the attack against Russian embassy in Kiev in 2014 and willful property damage. The fourth defendant was allegedly implicated in the 2016 March attack against Russia’s Consulate General in Lviv and abuse of Russian national flag.