On Thursday Simferopol court in occupied Crimea sentenced the so-called “Ukrainian saboteur” Redvan Suleymanov to 1 year and 8 months of imprisonment and obliged to pay a fine of more than 58,000 dollars for the “damage”. This was reported earlier by Crimea.Realities.
Prosecutor demanded two years of imprisonment for Suleymanov on August 2.
As it was reported earlier Redvan Suleymanov was detained on July 30, 2016 in Simferopol airport. On August 12, the Federal Security Service of Russia sent a video of Suleymanov’s interrogation to Russian media, where he confesses. The detainee says that in October 2015 he was recruited by Ukrainian intelligence in Zaporizhia. According to Suleymanov, at first his task was to collect information on the movement of military equipment, and later allegedly to find a place to install explosive devices at the Simferopol station and airport.
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said that men detained in Crimea are not ‘Ukrainian saboteurs.’ The country’s military intelligence denies any involvement in the worrisome situation in Crimea.