Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Kirovograd, Ukraine - Extremists Planned to Blow Up Synagogue
A group of far-right extremists in Kirovograd, Ukraine allegedly planned to blow up the local synagogue, according to an October 7, 2008 report by the Interfax news agency. The head of the local SBU, a successor agency of the KGB, told a press conference that a 38-year-old former police officer had gathered around him a group of 14 youths, who studied Nazi literature together and "ideologically prepared to commit crimes" including blowing up the local synagogue and attacking Jews and other minorities. The SBU unmasked the group in early 2008 but only announced that fact now. It is still not clear from the report what charges the alleged extremists face.