The First Eastern District Military Court sentenced a citizen of Kazakhstan, Ansagan Moldakhmetov, to 13 years in prison in the case of setting fire to a military registration and enlistment office in Omsk. He was found guilty of committing a terrorist attack by a group of persons by arson (part 2 of article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Moldakhmetov will spend the first three years of his term in prison, the rest in a strict regime colony. This is reported by NGS55.RU with reference to the press service of the FSB department for the Omsk region.
According to investigators, on May 13, 2022, Moldakhmetov, together with his acquaintance Seil Muratuly, set fire to the military enlistment office on Pushkin Street in the center of Omsk. To do this, they used "Molotov cocktails". As a result, a fire started, the area of which was 30 square meters. No one was hurt, but archival documents were damaged. Arriving firefighters extinguished the fire in 10 minutes.
Moldakhmetov himself claims that he was promised to pay 6 million tenge (about 800 thousand rubles at that time) for the arson. According to him, an unknown person sent him messages on Telegram and said that a Kazakhstani needs to start a fire in order to disrupt the draft campaign to recruit volunteers for the war against Ukraine. After the arson, Muratuly and Moldakhmetov left Russia, but after a while the latter decided to return. He was detained at the border by the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to Moldakhmetov, they never received the reward for the arson. His partner, also a native of Kazakhstan, is on the wanted list.