Allegedly, the officer of the Security Service of Ukraine was detained in Krasnodar Krai and expelled from Russia for attempting to gather data on the situated military objects in the region. The press office of the Administration of the Federal Security Service in Kuban claimed this, Interfax reports.
‘Serhii Stefanenko, officer of SBU was detected on the territory of Krasnodar Krai, he was attempting to collect data on the situated military objects on the territory of Kuban, and was also watching the movement of military equipment and figuring out an information about the personnel of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation,’ reads the message.
According to the Russian security service, the Ukrainian was there for further employment and residence.
Earlier, Tumgoev was detained twice - in Kyiv, before leaving for Kharkiv, and upon arrival in Kharkiv, where the court was to be held. When detained, he was charged with an expired certificate of an asylum seeker.
Tumgoev appealed to the migration service of Ukraine with a request for asylum, and a certificate is a document proving his identity. He was detained by the Ukrainian border service at Kharkiv airport in June 2016, where he arrived from Turkey. In July 2017, he was released from custody after the expiration of the extradition arrest.
The FSB of Russia suspects Tumgoev of participating in one of the radical groups in Syria. The General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine then decided to extradite Tumgoev. The European Court of Human Rights twice refused to suspend the extradition, but the UN Human Rights Committee obliged the Ukrainian authorities to suspend the extradition.