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In Crimea, FSB officers detained a supporter of “Ukrainian neo-Nazis” on suspicion of illegal possession of explosive devices and substances. This was reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the FSB department for Crimea and Sevastopol.
A criminal case has been opened on the grounds of a crime under Part 1 of Art. 222.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia, the FSB clarified.
“It was established that a resident of the city of Alushta of the Republic of Crimea, born in 1982, kept an improvised explosive device with an explosive charge of more than 500 grams at his place of residence”,— reported in the press service.
In addition, a gun, TNT, gunpowder, as well as other items, including “computer technology and mobile communications” equipment, were found on the detainee. The FSB claims that videos of “radical content”, photographs depicting nationalist symbols and fascist paraphernalia, as well as the detainee's correspondence with members of the “Ukrainian nationalist battalions” were found on the phone.
At the end of March, the FSB reported that a Russian man had been detained in Crimea, who allegedly worked for the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
According to the intelligence service, a man born in 1971 served in the Donetsk People's Republic. for some time he lived on the territory of Crimea and kept in touch with the SBU officers on an ongoing basis.
The secret service specified that the detainee would be checked for involvement in the commission of crimes under Art. 275 and 276 of the Criminal Code (high treason and espionage).
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