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The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has sent case materials to Interpol on the leader of Ukraine’s radical Right Sector movement, Dmytro Yarosh, Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika said Friday.

SIMFEROPOL, April 11 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has sent case materials to Interpol on the leader of Ukraine’s radical Right Sector movement, Dmytro Yarosh, Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika said Friday.

“Yesterday we turned the documents over to Interpol and now he will be on the wanted list of Interpol,” Chaika said.

In March, Russia put Dmitry Yarosh on an international wanted list and charged him with inciting extremism.

Yarosh purportedly publicly appealed to Doku Umarov, the self-proclaimed head of a secessionist Islamic radical group in the North Caucasus, to help fight against the “Russian occupation of Ukraine.”

Umarov has claimed responsibility for several terrorist attacks in Russia and, most recently, threatened to attack the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The Right Sector leader also threatened to attack Russia's gas pipelines in Ukraine.

Right Sector was an important force in the violent protests that brought the incumbent Ukrainian leadership to power in late February. Its activists used clubs, gasoline bombs, and firearms in street fighting against Ukrainian police.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow has proof pointing to a group of Right Sector radicals possibly in charge of the sniper attacks during February's protests.

Moscow called on Ukrainian authorities to take decisive action in disarming radical paramilitary groups, while expressing concern about continued extremist activity in the country.

Russia has described the uprising in Kiev as an illegitimate fascist coup, which resulted in it taking steps to protect ethnic Russians in Ukraine, including the reunification of Crimea.

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Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, Interpol, Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh, Yury Chaika
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