According to the decision of the North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don, a Crimean Maksim Filatov was sentenced to six years imprisonment. The report on the so-called Crimean Prosecutor's Office website says that the man is accused of setting fire to a mosque in Simferopol.
- On the basis of the evidence submitted by the Prosecutor's Office, he was found guilty of committing crimes under Part 3 of Art. 30 - Part 1 of Art. 205 (attempted terrorist attack), Part 1 Art. 223 (illegal explosive devices manufacturing), Part 1 of Art. 222 (illegal storage, transportation and carrying of explosive devices), Part 2 of Art. 167 (causing significant damage to someone else's property by fire) of the RF Criminal Code, - reads the statement.
As declared by representatives of the agencies, Maksim Filatov is an Azov battalion fighter, who, according to them, set fire to the Chukurcha-Jami mosque in Simferopol in April 2014, in order to destabilize international relations. Later in August of the same year, Filatov allegedly attempted to commit a terrorist act in front of the Crimea Prosecutor's Office, using an improvised explosive device.
The Crimean will serve his six-year sentence, appointed by the Russian court, in a high-security prison.