15 Oct 2019 16:21

Another Moscow protester arrested on suspicion of attacking National Guard serviceman on July 27

MOSCOW. Oct 15 (Interfax) - Another Moscow protester has been arrested in connection with the July 27 case on suspicion of attacking a Russian National Guard serviceman, a spokesperson for the Russian Investigative Committee told Interfax.

"Alexander Mylnikov, whose whereabouts were earlier unknown, was arrested in the course of the inquiry into mass riots and violence against officials," the spokesperson said.

The actions of Mylnikov "show elements of a criminal offense defined by Part 1, Article 318 of the Russian Criminal Code (violence against a representative of the authorities)," the spokesperson said.

"According to investigators, Mylnikov, Yegor Lesnykh, and Maxim Martintsov forced a Russian National Guard officer who was protecting public order on Moscow's Rozhdestvenka Street on July 27, 2019, onto the ground and kicked him," the spokesperson said.