Participants in a 2017 march in Lviv devoted to an anniversary of creation of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army and the Defenders' Day in Ukraine. Stringer/Sputnik via AP

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty.

A former U.S. Army soldier who fought for a far-right Ukrainian paramilitary group and who has been linked to a bomb plot in the United States has been detained in Ukraine on charges related to a double murder last year.

Craig Lang, 29, is one of two Army veterans implicated in the 2018 murder of a couple, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Florida, where the killing occurred.

The case is one of a growing number involving former U.S. veterans and U.S.-based extremists and white supremacist groups who have cultivated ties with Ukrainian right-wing groups in recent years.

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