Alyona Antonova and her husband called the police being concerned of the cars with the inscription "The People's Army of Donbas" on them. According to her, armored Gazelle minivan and Chevrolet SUV without registration plates were blocking access to their house at Malaya Gruzinskaya Street. The officers of the Presnenskiy police and traffic police department arrived and called cynophile team to search the vehicles.
Helmets, knives, rubber baton and body armor were found in the vehicles. Car owner was found soon. He introduced himself as Nikolai not being the citizen of Moscow. Nikolai has covered his face with medical mask saying that he suffers chronic bronchitis. The man told the police that he will guard his anonymity and will not declare his identity. He also said he has a picture where he passes aid to the militants of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.
"This comrade behaved cocky and nervous. He was wearing military camouflage. He was very rude to me and my husband threatening bodily harm, calling us "liberal faggots" and henchmen of Kolomoyskii " though we are not look like Jews." This was said despite the fact that we have not said a word about politics, but only talked about the fact that we are locals and we are concerned about that vehicles because our daughter plays in the yard," the Muscovite described the representative of "Donbas People's Army."
According to eyewitnesses, several cars of law enforcement agencies, including the FSB arrived at the scene. Nikolai was detained and the armored van was evacuated