"(Citizens were detained. - RT) on suspicion that they were preparing to go to Ukraine to join the Russian Volunteer Corps *, which is fighting against the Russian Federation as part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, "TASS quoted a law enforcement official as saying.

According to preliminary data, among the detainees was a participant in the "Battle of psychics" Dmitry Volkhov (Burikov).

The agency does not provide official confirmation of the information.

In March, a source in Russian law enforcement agencies told RT that one of the leaders of the so-called Civil Council, political scientist and social anthropologist Denis Sokolov, with the participation of Western - and above all Polish - special services, is actively recruiting Russians into the ranks of the neo-Nazi Russian Volunteer Corps, which claimed responsibility for the attack in the Bryansk region.

* A terrorist organization banned in Russia