SBU exposes neo-Nazi group run by Russian man

19:10, 17 June 2020
Ukraine
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ssu.gov.ua

The raid was carried out in Kyiv and Kharkiv, simultaneously, the SBU press service reports.

It is alleged that gang members are followers of Brenton Tarrant, an Australian man accused of last year's deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch, who has pleaded guilty.

To promote their ideas, perpetrators published and disseminated extremist literature. The group would produce illegal material and Nazi symbols in their own undercover print offices Kyiv and in Kharkiv. Part of material neo-Nazis have been receiving from Russia.

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Then the print would be distributed during secret meetings and themed parties. SBU also documented extremist spins via Telegram groups and secret communities with more than 3,000 members in social networks.

During the raid at the gang leader's place of residence and undercover print houses, law enforcers seized more than 300 copies of Nazi editions, Third Reich flags, arms and ammo, explosive devices, computers used to administer online communities, and receipts confirming literature deliveries from abroad. Earlier, the SBU seized 200 copies of extremist literature in Kharkiv. 

The investigation into incitement to terrorism is underway.

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