Citizen of Latvia Benes Ayo, the mercenary of the so-called DPR, Donetsk People's Republic with nickname Black Lenin, was released by Russian police as Ekho Severa reported.
“Citizen of Latvia Benes Ayo, detained earlier in the municipality not far from Shiyes railway station, was transferred to Kotlas and released,” the message said.
MP of the State Duma Sergey Shargunov filed the appeal to the prosecutor of Arkhangelsk Oblast and Head of the regional branch of Russia’s Interior Ministry to legalize Ayo in Russia.
The parliamentarian asked to provide Ayo with temporary asylum in the Russian Federation.
On February 12, the police of Arkhangelsk Oblast (Russia) detained Ayo, the mercenary of the so-called DPR, Donetsk People's Republic. He is known by the alias Black Lenin.
Benes Ayo participated in the Antimaidan movement and supported ‘Russian spring’ in Crimea. Benes fought for DPR militants in Donbas over the last several years.