Ukrainian citizens arrested in the occupied Crimea Oleksiy Bessarabov and Dmitry Shtyblikov will be blamed for failure of the power supply in Crimea this winter, at the moment all charges against them are groundless. This was announced by the former coworker of the arrested, the Director of energy programs of the Center “Nemos” in 2007–2014 Michael Honchar, one of the Ukrainian channel reports.
“It is about prisoners of totalitarian regime, this case shows us the unwinding of the repression flywheel… Shtyblikov and Bessarabov are charged of the preparation of acts of sabotage against infrastructure objects, but we know that these four cables through the channel do not solve the problem of the Crimean power supply,” Honchar said on the press conference in Kyiv on Monday.
Arrested Ukrainians will be accused of disrupting power supply of Crimea in winter according to him.
“I think that they are already getting ready to the scenario that they cannot provide supplies for the winter period and they look for somebody to blame it on. Perhaps they will need another pack of saboteurs,” Honchar believes.
At the same time occupation authorities will continue the practice of “squeezing out potential opponents,” an expert of the Democracy Institute of Pylyp Orlyk Natalia Belitser thinks.
“I don’t exclude the possibility that they are preparing for more large-scale actions as Crimean people are not afraid of “Yarosh business cards” anymore,” she noted.
“Interrogation video that was posted cannot be considered as truthful because we know that Russians use tortures that one simply cannot withstand,” Belitser said.
Earlier it was reported that FSB arrested another “Ukrainian saboteurs” in Sevastopol. They allegedly seized explosives, maps of the objects and other "evidence"