The investigation asked the Lefortovo Court of Moscow to arrest in absentia Bellingcat journalist Hristo Grozev in the case of “illegal crossing of the Russian border”. It is reported by TASS.
The case was registered on April 21, the meeting was scheduled for 14:00.
Roman Dobrokhotov told The insider that Grozev's case is related to the case filed against him earlier about "illegally crossing the border of the Russian Federation." (part 1 of article 322 of the Criminal Code). The Lefortovo Court of Moscow arrested Dobrokhotov in absentia for two months in this case on August 4, 2022. On the night of August 1, 2021, Dobrokhotov arrived from the Voronezh region to the village of Koleschatovka near Ukraine and crossed the border into Ukrainian territory.
At the end of December 2022, it became known that the Ministry of Internal Affairs put Bulgarian citizen Hristo Grozev on the federal wanted list for "spreading fakes about the Russian army."
Grozev was forced to leave Austria, where he lived for almost 20 years, because of the threat from the Russian special services. He claimed that there were now more Russian "agents, spies and henchmen" in Vienna than policemen. In the summer of 2022, the FSB accused Grozev of helping Ukrainian intelligence, which, according to the agency, was planning to hijack a Russian military aircraft. Grozev himself said that he only "led a chronicle of one of the most stupid counterintelligence operations of all time."
The Insider and Belingcat are conducting joint investigations. On December 14, 2020, publications jointly with the FBK published an investigation, where they named the names of the FSB officers who took part in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with the Novichok substance, which the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons recognized as a military toxin.