The Dorogomilovsky District Court of Moscow arrested Ryazan resident Ruslan Sidiki in the case of two explosions in the Ryazan region. Information about this appeared in the database of the capital's courts.
The press service of the Moscow courts of general jurisdiction clarified that Sidiki was charged under articles of a terrorist attack committed by a group of persons (Part 2 of Article 205 of the Criminal Code) and illegal acquisition, storage and transportation of explosives (Part 3 of Article 221.1 UK). He will stay in the pre-trial detention center for two months.
The FSB and the Investigative Committee reported on the detention of a 35-year-old resident of Ryazan the day before, on December 1. Security forces link it to an explosion on the railway on the morning of November 11, which caused 19 carriages of a freight train to derail, as well as to a drone attack on the Dyaghilevo military airfield on the night of July 20. Baza and Astra claimed that a crater was formed in the aircraft parking lot after the explosion, but the equipment was not damaged.
According to the FSB, the accused has Russian and Italian citizenship. The department claims that in February 2023, the man was recruited in Istanbul by a Ukrainian military intelligence officer; as a result, he “underwent sabotage training in Latvia” and returned to Ryazan in March. The Investigative Committee claimed that Sidiki admitted guilt.
Several acquaintances of Sidiki told Vestka that he spent his childhood in Europe with his mother and stepfather, and then returned to Ryazan, where he worked as an electrician in the 2010s. According to the publication’s interlocutors, Sidiki quit his job in the summer and traveled by bicycle and hitchhiking, was a “survivalist,” adhered to anarchist views and lived in the “New Path” commune near St. Petersburg.