September 19, 2016 – Fort Russ News –
Vadim Kovalenko, PolitNavigator – translated by J. Arnoldski
In Odessa, right-wing radicals attempted to prevent Russian citizens residing in the city from voting in elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation at polling stations opened on the property of the Russian consulate.
The organizer of the attack was the local branch of Right Sector headed by Sergey Sternenko.
“Four activists were arrested for hooliganism and insubordination to authorities and taken away,” Timer news writes.
“They included Sternenko himself, who began to cheer his people on against law enforcement and tried to stop a police car, striking the head of the preventive activities division of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Odessa region, Ivan Ishchenko. As a result, Right Sector were pushed down, tied, and taken away in handcuffs to determine the circumstances of the incident.”
“The entrance to the General Consulate of Russia is now being carefully guarded. Voters themselves, frightened by the clash, do not want to talk to journalists,” Timer writes.