From the Urals to the Moscow region. Which Russian military registration and enlistment offices have become a target for attacks with a “Molotov cocktail”

  • On the evening of March 2, on January 9 Street in Voronezh, where the district military registration and enlistment office is located, an attacker threw into the building of the military registration and enlistment office with a can of flammable liquid, hit the front door of the selection point for military service under the contract and disappeared.

  • In Lukhovitsy near Moscow on February 28, an unknown set fire to building of the military commissariat. The attacker filmed all his actions, and then posted it on the Web. He explained his act by saying that he wanted to prevent mobilization due to the conflict in Ukraine. And on March 13, the arsonist escaped from custody. Soon he was detained again.

  • On the night of March 11, a man tried to set fire to the military enlistment office in the town of Berezovsky in the Sverdlovsk region. The fire was spotted by the police, who called the fire department. A week later, on March 18, the attacker was detained and arrested for two months. The military registration and enlistment office reported that an “unsuccessful attempt was made to set fire to the door, the property was not damaged.”

  • On the night of April 18, unknown threw “Molotov cocktails” to the military registration and enlistment office of the Zubovo-Polyansky and Torbeevsky districts (2.5 hours drive from Saransk, Mordovia). The watchman smelled smoke in the building and called rescuers. The rooms where the recruits’ data were stored were damaged, several computers were destroyed, one of the offices burned down completely. Four Molotov cocktails were found at the scene.

  • On the night of March 19, in Shuya Ivanovskaya, a man thrown out the window local military registration and enlistment office incendiary mixture. Law enforcement agencies report that the attacker was drunk (according to preliminary information, he drank three bottles of port), but was able to destroy some evidence. He was arrested and sent to jail.

  • On the night of May 4 suffered the building of the military registration and enlistment office in Nizhnevartovsk (Yugra) on Mira Street. According to the Telegram channel Baza, it was set on fire by two teenagers using seven Molotov cocktails. The Internet publication Region Online reports that one person acted: “The man had three Molotov cocktails with him. He threw one into the military registration and enlistment office building, dropped the second and broke it, and did not use the third.”

  • In Cherepovets, on May 8, two 16-year-olds threw Molotov cocktails at the building of the local military registration and enlistment office. About it informed mayor of the city Vadim Germanov. The attackers filmed everything that happened on video. On May 12 they were detained. The city authorities reported that the young people were unable to break through the double-glazed window, as a result of which “all the combustible liquid ignited in the street, and the fire went out before the arrival of firefighters.” According to the Telegram channel SHOT, the detainees admitted that they were promised 30,000 rubles for setting fire to the military registration and enlistment office.
  • In Balashikha, Moscow Region, on May 9, an unknown person threw “Molotov cocktail” to the military registration and enlistment office on Evstafieva Street (the institution unites two cities near Moscow – Reutov and Balashikha). The fire was quickly put out by a fire extinguisher

Incidents with the use of incendiaries in Russia against the backdrop of a special operation in Ukraine

On February 24, at a protest in Moscow against the fighting in Ukraine, 22-year-old student Anastasia Levashova threw a Molotov cocktail at police. On March 28, the Tverskoy Court of Moscow sentenced her to two years in prison.

On March 1, in Smolensk, FSB officers detained four local residents suspected of attempting to set fire to police department No. 2. One of the alleged attackers, a 16-year-old teenager, was offered to set fire to the police building for 60,000 rubles. He, along with his acquaintances, threw Molotov cocktails at the police station and disappeared, one of the participants filmed everything on video.

On May 4, the Khamovniki Court of Moscow arrested 45-year-old Vitaly Koltsov for two months in a case of assault on the life of a policeman for throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police bus. According to the man, he did not know that someone was in the paddy wagon.

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