St. Petersburg region: 16-year-old detained for trying to set draft office on fire

In the evening of 28 February, employees of Russia’s National Guard detained a 16-year-old teenager, who had thrown a Molotov cocktail into the draft office building in the town of Kirovsk, St. Petersburg region, the regional directorate of the National Guard reports.

The bottle broke but a fire did not erupt. The security guard pressed the alarm button; afterwards, units belonging to the National Guard and the State Traffic Police arrived at the scene. The teenager tried to flee the scene but was detained, the regional directorate statement reads.


According to local media outlet 47news, the detainee is a student from St. Petersburg. The law enforcement agents detained him about 100 metres away from the entry to the draft board, he was hiding near a bus stop, still holding a diesel fuel canister. The media outlet claims that a criminal case on hooliganism will be initiated against the teenager.

On 27 February, local media outlet Fontanka reported that a 25-year-old grad student of the St. Petersburg National Research Academic University was detained on hooliganism charges. The investigation claims that the man broke windows and wrote anti-war slogans on the walls of a local draft office.

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