In Kirovsk, Leningrad Region, a 16-year-old schoolboy was detained, who is suspected of trying to set fire to the military registration and enlistment office. According to 47news, on the evening of February 28, the police received a message that someone threw a Molotov cocktail at the door of the military registration and enlistment office. The bottle broke, but there was no fire.
Arriving police detained the suspect a hundred meters from the scene, and in his hands he had a canister of diesel fuel, the newspaper claims.
The name of the detained teenager is not reported, it is only known that he studies at the St. Petersburg gymnasium No. 166. According to 47news, the teenager's parents live in Otradnoye (Kirov district of the Leningrad region), and they rent an apartment in St. Petersburg.
The day before, a court in St. Petersburg arrested Vladimir Mironov, a graduate student at Alferov University. He is accused of hooliganism and "discrediting" the army for breaking the windows of the military registration and enlistment office and anti-war inscriptions on its walls.
After mobilization was announced in Russia in September, a wave of arson attacks on military registration and enlistment offices swept the country. Minors are also being detained on suspicion of such attacks. Initially, cases of arson were initiated under articles of hooliganism or damage to property, but later the charges began to be reclassified as terrorism. For example, in January, a military court in Yekaterinburg sentenced a Russian citizen to 12 years in prison for setting fire to a military enlistment office in Nizhnevartovsk.