Ilya Bogdanov, alleged participant of Bryansk region attack, declared wanted in Russia

Russia’s Interior Ministry has put Ilya Bogdanov, an alleged participant of the recent attack in the Bryansk region, to its nationwide wanted list, RIA Novosti reports.

Bogdanov has also been added to the list of terrorists and extremists.

Ilya Bogdanov is a former FSB officer who sided with Ukraine in 2014. He used to be with the Right Sector, a nationalist movement, and became a Ukrainian national in 2015.

On 2 March, the Bryansk region governor said that a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group had breached the territory of the region, entering the villages of Liubechane and Sashiny. Two civilians were killed and two were injured in the attack. A boy born in 2012 was among the injured.

The neo-Nazi movement Russian Volunteer Corps, a unit of Russian military volunteers fighting for Ukraine, claimed responsibility for the attack. RT reported that Ilya Bogdanov was part of this unit.

Denis Kapustin, founder of the Russian Volunteer Corps, said in a recent interview that the attack on the Bryansk region had been agreed upon with Ukrainian authorities.

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