Russia’s FSB detains Ukrainian citizen in Crimea, accuses him of espionage

Source : 112 Ukraine

A citizen of the Russian Federation was apprehended with him
12:49, 16 April 2020

In annexed Crimea, the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) has detained a citizen of Ukraine and a Russian citizen who are accused of spying for the benefit of Ukraine. It was reported by TASS with reference to the FSB’s press service.

The Russian security department noted that the "spy group" included a citizen of Ukraine, as well as a Russian who is a serviceman of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. According to the investigation, in 2017-2018, the Russian provided the Ukrainian military intelligence with the state secret that was entrusted to her. Criminal cases of espionage and treason have been initiated against them.

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The citizen of Russia is under house arrest because she has underage children and the Ukrainian citizen is in custody.

As we reported earlier, on March 11, Russia's FSB detained four people after the searches in Bakhchisarai, Crimea: Seytumer Seytumerov (journalist of the ATR TV channel), Osman Seytumerov, Amet Suleymanov (journalist of the Crimean Solidarity initiative), Rustem Seitmemetov. They were taken to the FSB department.

All detainees are charged under article 205.5 of the Criminal Code of Russia ("Organization of a terrorist organization and participation in the activities of such an organization").

Related: Russian special services search Crimean Tatars in Crimea, four people detained

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