Central District court in Simferopol controlled by the Kremlin sentenced Oleksandr Steshenko from Kharkiv to two years in prison to be served in a penal settlement. Krym.Realii reports this with a reference to the data of the Russian FSB in Crimea and Sevastopol.
‘Steshenko was found guilty in the arson of the house of Crimean mufti Emirali Albayev. The security forces claim that Steshenko admitted his guilt during the investigation and applied for the special order of the judicial proceedings. This is why the criminal proceeding against Steshenko in the part of committing another offense is terminated due to the sincere repentance,’ reads the message.
Reportedly, Oleksandr Steshenko was detained by the Russian security forces at the administrative border with the occupied Crimea in April.
Last time Oleksandr got in touch on the morning of April 11: He called his mother and said that the Russian border officers in Chonhar are doubt about the similarity of him and the photo in his passport.
Russian FSB refuted the detention of the Ukrainian. In their turn, Ukrainian MFA directed a note to the Russian Federation with a request to voice the reasons for the detention of Oleksandr Steshenko.