Acting Consul General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don Taras Malyshevsky will visit persons of interests of Ukrainian saboteurs’ case Volodymyr Dudka and Oleksiy Bessarabov who were transferred to Russian prisons as Krym.Realii reported.
“I confirm it; we will visit them at the earliest opportunity,” Malyshevsky stated.
Earlier mass media stated about the deterioration in the health of Volodymyr Dudka convicted in Sevastopol. Second accused in this case Oleksiy Bessarabov was transferred to prison #1 of Stavropol Krai, Russia for serving the sentence.
In autumn 2019, Ukrainian ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova reported that Volodymyr Dudka and Oleksiy Bessarabov were moved from the penitentiary facility in the annexed Crimea.
In November 2016, Russian FSB claimed that they detained several "Ukrainian saboteurs" who allegedly planned acts of sabotage at strategic objects in Crimea. The FSB insisted that the "agents' belonged to the "terrorist group of the Chief Department of Intelligence of Ukraine's Defense Ministry". Their names are Oleksiy Bessarabov, Dmytro Shtyblikov and Volodymyr Dudka. Besarabov and Shtyblikov are the analysts who worked for Nomos, the Centre for Cooperation of Geopolitical Issues and Euro-Atlantic Cooperation of the Black Sea region.
In April 2019, occupied Sevastopol City Court sentenced the Ukrainians Volodymyr Dudka and Olexiy Bessarabov, whom Russian authorities accuse of preparation subversions, to 14 years of imprisonment.