Norwegian authorities want to expel the neo-Nazi Yan Petrovskiy

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The Directorate of Immigration(UDI) and the Police Security Service(PST) believe the Norwegian-Russian neo-Nazis Yan Petrovskiy (29) is a danger to national security and for this reason they want to expel him from Norway.

– We have judged expulsion to be the best course of action for reasons of basic national interests,  Trond Hugubakken, communications director  at the Police Security Service (PST) says to NRK news.

29-year-old was notified of the expulsion Tuesday and  now has a deadline of two weeks to react to and make any statements about the notice, before the Directorate of Immigration (UDI) make its final decision.

– He is contesting the basis for expulsion. He is a person without any prior record and believes that the real reason for the expulsion is dissatisfation with his opinions and political positions ,  Petrovskiy’s lawyer Nils Christian Nordhus says.

The Russian citizen has lived in Norway since 2004 and has been linked to a right-wing set in eastern Norway.

After Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, Petrovskiy has according to himself travelled back and forth between Norway and Ukraine, where he has participated in battles in eastern Ukraine along with the pro-Russian militia.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today