Mr. A.I. Bastrykin, Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee, instructed the Main Investigation Directorate to launch a criminal investigation into the attack on activists with Russian flags in the Republic of Cyprus.
According to reports, on August 22, the activist of the Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots of Cyprus, and a group of Russians with flags due to the celebration of the Day of the Russian Flag, was attacked with a knife by a citizen of Ukraine. Later the woman was detained by national law enforcement agencies.
The Russian Investigative Committee, in cooperation with the Russian Foreign Ministry, will take measures to detect all the circumstances of the crime and the identity of the woman involved in the attack, for her further prosecution.