Ukrainian national Ternovskyi gets prison term in Russia "for spreading information on Right Sector activities"

A Russian court sentenced Ukrainian citizen Roman Ternovskyi to 2 years and 3 months in prison in a general penal colony.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

It is noted that the court found Ternovsky guilty of taking part in the activities of an extremist organization. Namely, he was allegedly involved in blocking trucks coming to Ukraine from Russia through Hoptivka border crossing (Kharkov region) in February 2016, obstructing celebration of the Day of Russia in the Kharkiv-based Russian Consulate General, and spreading information on the activities of the Right Sector.

The court believes Ternovskyi acted against the interests of the Russian Federation while his actions inflicted damage on this country.

The Investigative Committee says the relevant agencies continue taking effort to establish and bring to criminal responsibility other members of the Right Sector extremist organization banned in Russia.

Last October, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation reported alleged member of the Right Sector, a citizen of Ukraine Roman Ternovskyi, being detained in the Rostov region. The law enforcers raided Ternovskyi’s home and allegedly found "clothes and other personal belongings with the symbols of the organization." Ternovskyi was placed in pre-trial custody. A spokesperson for the Right Sector then said that Ternovskyi had never been a member of the organization. His trial started in June 2018.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3082056