The unrest within Chernarus eventually spiraled into a full blown conflict when a communist group, known as the Chedaki, began committing acts of terror and engaging government forces. The Civil War kicked off in late 2009, with Yuri finding himself in the ranks of a organized nationalist group known as NAPA. The nationalist guerillas of the National Party were a underground movement lacking sophisticated weapons, but their knowledge of the country, military expertise from Chernarussian soldiers and a underground network of informants and smugglers made them a serious threat against foreign soldiers and the communist Chedaki. Yuri served in a western network of NAPA comprised mainly of AWOL CDF soldiers, angry farmers and criminals turned anti-heroes.
-Yuri (left) and Napa ally (right)
As the conflict expanded, and foreign powers became involved with the fighting, so did the operations that Yuri carried out with NAPA. The Chedaki were ruthless enemies, raping and killing hundreds of Chernarussians. Yuri and his group operated just as ruthlessly, showing no mercy towards anyone that associated themselves as a Chedaki soldier. It didn't take long before Yuri became a trusted gun among his brothers, someone that they could rely on. After the Civil War came to an end, Yuri went east into South Zagoria. He saw no reason to head back west to Primorsk and wanted to help continue wrapping up loose ends of the Chedaki filth.
-Chedaki sympathizers rounded up by NAPA