Russian FSB publish video of Crimean Tatars "confession in sabotage" on gas pipeline in Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The two defendants talk in the video about how they allegedly blew up a pipe
16:44, 7 September 2021

The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB)
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Russia's Federal Security Service has published a video of Crimean Tatars' "confession" about a "sabotage" on a gas pipeline in occupied Crimea. This was reported by Ukrinform.

In the video, the two defendants talk about how they allegedly blew up a pipe.

It is noted that according to the first defendant, who introduced himself as Akhtemov Asan Islamovych while being in Kherson, met with a man named Said. The man proposed him blow up a gas pipe in the village of Perevalne. And later, someone called Serhiy allegedly gave him an explosive device and told him how to use it.

Then Akhmetov told where the explosive device was stored and how the gas pipeline was blown up.

The second defendant introduced himself as Akhtemov Aziz Eskenderovych. He also confirmed his involvement in the "sabotage" and told the details and mechanism of the explosive device.

Related: Detained Crimean Tatars suspected of "sabotage," - Ukraine's Ombudsman

At the same time, according to the FSB of the Russian Federation, this sabotage was allegedly authorized by the head of the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov - a participant in an unsuccessful action in 2016, during which he was killed by a Russian FSB officer.

"The local security body opened a criminal case under Part 1 of Article 281 of the Criminal Code of Russia ("sabotage"), which provides for imprisonment from 10 to 15 years," the FSB said.

On September 4, local law enforcers searched Deputy Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Nariman Dzhelyalov's house and apprehended him. It appears that he was accused of sabotage. The Office of Envoy of President of Ukraine in Crimea connects this prosecution with the fact that Dzhelyalov participated in the session of Crimean Platform

Related: Two Crimean Tatars sent to remand center together with Deputy Head of Mejlis

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