The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation had issued an international wanted person notice for the former Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anatoly Hritsenko and asks the court to arrest him in absentia. Investigators accuse Hritsenko of public calls for terrorist activities in Russia.
This was reported by Russian edition of TASS on April 12, referring to the Press Secretary of the Court Yunon Tsarev.
“The Basmanny Court of Moscow received a petition from the investigating authorities to elect an extramural restraint in the form of detention against A. Hritsenko. He was put on the international wanted list,” the court representative said, without specifying the date of the meeting.
It clarifies that the investigation against Hritsenko started in the summer of 2018. The reason for the opening of the production of steel statements Hritsenko on the Ukrainian TV channels “1 + 1” and “112 Ukraine”. According to Russian investigators, Hritsenko called for terrorist acts on the territory of the Russian Federation.
“If this is a real war, and not a game, then for each such car that was bombed in Kyiv or Mariupol, two be bombed in Taganrog or Moscow. Then it will be convincing,” said Hritsenko back in 2017 on the air of the channel “112 Ukraine”.
Another statement by Hritsenko was made in 2014 on the TV channel “1 + 1” program.
“The enemy will stop when he realizes that losses are unacceptable for him. Right now, the wounded and the dead go to Ukrainian families, and they must go to Russian families too. And if the railroad is bombed and our trains derailed, then we must also bomb and derail Russian trains with military equipment. So, we need to act on the territory of the Russian Federation. War is war by all means,” said Hritsenko.
The Russian investigators decided to interpret these statements as “calls for terrorist activities.”
Hritsenko was charged in absentia in two episodes of part 205.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Public appeals for terrorist activities on the Internet”).