Censor.NET reports citing the Russian Investigative Committee's press service.
"The comprehensive investigations and search operations conducted by the members of the Department investigating crimes related to the use of prohibited means and methods of warfare of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in conjunction with the Russian Federal Security Service and Interior Ministry allowed the law enforcers to collect evidence of involvement of a number of Russian citizens in the Right Sector NGO, banned on the territory of the Russian Federation by Russia's Supreme Court.
"Based on this information, the criminal cases were filed against five Russian citizens Igor Chudinov, Gennady Khamraev, Georgy Stotsky, Roman Strigunkov and Alexander Valov into acts constituting offenses under part 1 and 2 of article 282.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (operating control/membership in extremist organizations)," the statement reads.
"According to the investigation, all five Russians moved from the Russian Federation to Ukraine at different times to join the ranks of the Right Sector. Each of them was performing certain tasks on behalf of this organization depending on their positions. Chudinov, as the deputy commander of one of the detachments of the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps Right Sector, and Khamraev, as a soldier of the named detachment, took an active part in military operations against the "DPR" and "LPR".
"Stotsky, Strigunkov and Valov became Right Sector activists and took part in rallies, marches and other social and public events held by this organization on a regular basis. They were pushing the ideology, goals and objectives of the Right Sector on the Internet by idolizing activity of the leaders and members of the aforementioned organization," Russia's Investigative Committee said.
Georgy Stotsky (far right)
Roman Strigunkov (right)