Wanted for war crimes in Ukraine Russian extremist deported from Norway

Wanted for war crimes in Ukraine Russian extremist deported from NorwayRussian nationalist Yan Petrovskiy was deprived of the residence permit and deported from Norway in October 2016. He fought in Donbas along with Russian militants, Medusa reported.

The native of Irkutsk, Russia, he lived in Norway since 2004. A 29-year-old right-wing extremist has been declared a threat to national security and finally deported. According to Norwegian Broadcasting, a spokesman for Norway’s police intelligence unit PST (Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste) said that decision about deportation was made “out of consideration for fundamental national interests.”

Yan Petrovskiy is known as a radical nationalist, who was suspected of ties with neo-Nazi Viacheslav Datsik and who was one of the leaders of “Rusich” military grouping that fought Ukrainian Armed Forces on the territory controlled by DPR/LPR militants in 2014-2015.

Norway media calls Petrovskiy rightwing extremist. As newspaper VG reported, Petrovskiy had marched in the streets of Tønsberg last winter along with members of the Norwegian right-wing group Soldiers of Odin, which was viewed as anti-immigration and set off fears of vigilante tactics during last year’s refugee influx. Prime Minister Erna Solberg ended up claiming that the group had “no place” in the work to secure streets and suggested they have “dangerous” values.

In 2011 Petrovskiy met a young nationalist from St. Petersburg Alexei Milchakov, he was fond of weapons. Together with Milchakov he went to the ATO zone in Ukraine, where they founded the subversive and terrorist group “Rusich” in 2014.

Yan Petrovskiy participated in battles inDonetsk and Luhansk airports, “cleaned out” settlements in Luhansk area and fought near Bilokamenka and Novolaspa villages in Donetsk region, according to the daily.
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