A Russian neo-Nazi who fought against Ukraine was detained in Finland

Anastasia Pechenyuk13:59, 08/25/233 min.454

Ukraine demands the extradition of a 36-year-old criminal.

In Finland, one of the leaders of the neo-Nazi Russian group “Rusich” Yan Petrovskyi (call sign “Slavyan”) has been detained, local publications Yle and MTV Uutiset report.

The Russian is suspected of participating in the activities of a terrorist group and otherwise supporting a terrorist group. It is assumed that he is involved in terrorist crimes committed in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine from June 2014 to August 2015. 

According to the court, Ukraine has already turned to Finland with a request to extradite the man.

Currently, the police demand to continue keeping the man in custody “in order to facilitate the extradition investigation and the extradition of the offender”, the issue will be considered by the court.

The Russian himself, who fought against Ukraine, denies his guilt in terrorist crimes committed in our country. 

The “Rusych” group, which the Ukrainian authorities call a branch of the “Wagner” PMC, claims on social networks that Petrovsky was detained in Finland more than a month ago – on July 20, and now he was transferred from the migrant detention center to prison. 

The reasons for their commander’s trip to another country in “Rusich” are not known, but it is assumed that he accompanied his wife.

A Russian militant who fought against Ukraine was detained in Finland / photo by Enot Corp.

Who is Yan Petrovskyi? 

Jan Petrovsky was born in St. Petersburg in 1987, but in his youth he lived for many years in Norway, where he was known for his connections in far-right circles. 

In particular, he participated in the Norwegian anti-migrant group “Soldiers of Odin”. In addition, Petrovsky participated in the war in Syria (as part of a group that fought on the side of President Bashar Assad’s regime). In 2016 , Norway deported a man to Russia due to threats to its security. 

Currently, Jan Petrovsky, who was arrested in Finland, is under the sanctions of the EU, USA, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Ukraine. 

He was also banned from entering Finland. 

The EU claims that Petrovskyi is responsible for actions that threaten the sovereignty and independence, as well as the security of Ukraine. According to the US Treasury Department, since 2022, Petrovsky has held the position of commander of the Russian neo-Nazi paramilitary group “Rusich”, which has ties to the Russian PMV “Wagner”. “Rusych” has been participating in the war against Ukraine since 2014 (including after the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in 2022).

(C)UNIAN 2023


  1. “After the arrest… the Russian Foreign Ministry did not react to this either in a public or behind-the-scenes format. Not at all.
    Since July 20, Yan Petrovsky has not been visited by either the Russian consul or the lawyer. Despite the fact that Slavyan’s wife personally wrote to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation.”

    the little orcs will be sacrificed instead of Sauron? 🙂


  2. The Nazi Kremlin did not go to BRICS, Turkey and will not go to the G20 in India.

    More ICC warrants. Put the pressure on!

    Already capture all the small orcs and “oligorcs” in Western luxury hotels.

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