Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has sent a verbale to its counterpart in Russia, demanding all the information on the circumstance of Hennadiy Lymeshko detention, as Mariana Betsa, Press Secretary of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Krym.Realii.
The ministry’s spokesperson noted, that the ministry regularly protests against Russia’s actions in the occupied territories. At the same time, she says, Ukrainian diplomatic powers are limited, as Ukraine doesn’t have any consular bodies in Crimea.
“Ukraine doesn’t have much leverage, as we are working only through human rights activists and volunteers,” she explained.
She also noted that each case of repressions against people in Crimea is being recorded, and added into the evidence of Russia’s crimes in the occupied territories, which is to be submitted to the UN International Court of Justice.
Earlier, FSB claimed that the "agent" Ukraine’s Security Service was detained in the occupied Crimea. It is reported that Lymeshko is a native of Kharkiv region and previously served in Donbas conflict zone as a senior intelligence officer of in-depth intelligence in one of the military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
The Court of Simferopol sentenced Lymeshko for two months of prison.
Later, the SBU claimed that the information about the detention of the Ukrainian citizen is another provocation by the FSB.