Incident Summary:

09/09/2016: Assailants attacked Greenpeace volunteer firefighters at their camp in Krasnodar region, Russia. At least two people were injured in the assault. Cossack Separatists claimed responsibility for the incident and accused the Greenpeace team members of being pro-Western.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Greenpeace
Specific Description Volunteer Camp
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A stun grenade, a firearm, knives, batons, and an unidentified chemical substance were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Mikhail Kreindlin and Andrey Polomoshnov.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Cossack Separatists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 8
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Russia: Volunteer firefighters attacked, Greenpeace says," BBC, September 9, 2016.
"Greenpeace firefighters 'attacked' by masked men in Russia," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, September 9, 2016.
"Greenpeace Russia Team Attacked By Armed Masked Men," Targeted News Service, September 9, 2016.