Simeon Boikov ‘Aussie Cossack’ issued arrest warrant after failing to appear for assault

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Putin’s notorious sycophant ‘Aussie Cossack’ has been issued a warrant for his arrest after failing to appear in court for allegedly shoving an old man – while seeking refuge at the Russian consulate

  • Arrest warrant for “Notorious Aussie Cossack”
  • Simeon Boikov did not appear in court for assault
  • He allegedly pushed an elderly man during a protest in Sydney
  • A pro-Russian commentator took refuge in the Russian consulate

A notorious pro-Russian commentator who goes by the name ‘Aussie Cossack’ has been issued an arrest warrant after he refused to appear in court while seeking refuge at the Russian consulate.

Simeon Boikov, 32, is accused of assaulting a 76-year-old man during a rally in support of Ukraine in December at Sydney Town Hall.

Mr Boikov posted a video on his YouTube channel following the rally which showed him in a fight with the man, who fell backwards down the stairs.

The man was taken to hospital with a head injury, and NSW Police were called to the scene of Mr Boikov’s arrest.

A NSW Police statement released at the time said he had been charged with assault causing bodily harm.

He was due to appear in court on Wednesday over the matter, but the 32-year-old never showed up as he is currently seeking refuge at the Russian consulate in Sydney.

The pro-Ukrainian rally at Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday which Boikov crashed into

The old man fell down the stairs after confronting Boikov during a protest against Russia

The old man fell down the stairs after confronting Boikov during a protest against Russia

Mr Boikov’s defense lawyer, Mark Davis, told the court he had not heard from him but knew his whereabouts and hoped to speak to him.

Magistrate Megan Greenwood told the lawyer he “better tell the police” as there has been a parole warrant for him since he was charged.

“I don’t have his instructions; I hope to get direct instructions to plead guilty to common assault,” Davis said.

Ms Greenwood adjourned the case and issued a warrant for Mr Boikov’s arrest, telling the court he had to be present to enter a plea.

Videos were circulating on social media in which Mr Boikov said he had to make a “difficult decision” and take refuge in the Russian consulate.

“I have no faith in the justice system, no faith in the police, no faith in the courts to be fair in this process,” he said in the video.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Simeon Boikov (pictured) as he seeks refuge in the Russian consulate

An arrest warrant has been issued for Simeon Boikov (pictured) as he seeks refuge in the Russian consulate

Other protesters scream in shock as it appears the man bangs his head on the concrete

Other protesters scream in shock as it appears the man bangs his head on the concrete

The protester and Boikov arguing

The protester falls

The elderly protester can be seen on video arguing with Boikov before falling backwards down the stairs

“So, in order to mount the defense, in order to conduct a fair process, I decided to enter the Russian consulate and seek political asylum from the Russian government.”

Mr. Davis confirmed to NCA NewsWire that he was at the Russian consulate.

He said Mr Boikov had made “no big announcements” but was “close” to doing so.

Mr Davis said his client’s action was “fully defensible” and that under normal circumstances he would have a “good chance” of winning the case.

Boikov's defense attorney, Mark Davis, told the court on Wednesday that he had not heard from him but knew his whereabouts and hoped to speak to him.

Boikov’s defense attorney, Mark Davis, told the court on Wednesday that he had not heard from him but knew his whereabouts and hoped to speak to him.

The pro-Putin commentator regularly posts videos online at various rallies and protests

The pro-Putin commentator regularly posts videos online at various rallies and protests

“Because of the situation…it would take six months to get a hearing; for a good reason, he could plead guilty and have it treated, ”said Mr. Davis.

He said he was currently processing the arrest warrant and resolving it “quickly”.

Mr Boikov has amassed nearly 230,000 followers on his social media accounts, including YouTube, Telegram and Facebook.

The 32-year-old was a prominent figure in anti-vaccine mandate protests in Canberra in 2022 and claims he is the leader of the Australian Cossacks – a group that promotes pro-Russian government sentiment.