On February 8, Russian security forces searched pro-Ukrainian activist Oleg Prykhodko in the village of Orekhovo, Saksky district of Crimea. Prykhodko himself revealed the details to Krym. Realii.
"They conducted a search on February 8. There was a whole crowd of security officials with weapons. They took away my computers and my cell phone, Ukrainian symbols, flags. They also took German automatic rifles models. They explained the search by the fact that the graves of the Soviet pilots were broken in Saky, a swastika was drawn. And for some reason they decided to come to me,” Prykhodko said.
According to him, after the search, he was taken to Simferopol, where they copied all the contacts from his phone, interrogated him and said that "they would carry out an examination of what they have taken."
Russian security officials do not publicly comment on the search of Prykhodko.
“The FSB officers hold the large-scale operation in Crimea: the searches and detentions take place at a few dozens of addresses of the suspected in the participation at Jehovah's Witnesses religious organization in Dzhankoy. Head of the local regional group of the Witnesses “Syvash” Serhy Filatov was detained,” the message said.
The criminal proceeding is opened against Filatov and “all these people, possibly, connected somehow with the Ukrainian special services, at least, they were coordinated from Kharkiv center of Jehovah's Witnesses.” However, the Ukrainian administrative center of the Witnesses was situated and still can be found in Briukhovychi, Lviv region.
On November 8, Russian law enforcers held the search at the house of Khalil Ablyamitov, in the urban-type settlement of Azovske, Dzhankoy district of the Russian-occupied Crimea. After the search of at the apartment of the son of the house owner, Ablyalim Ablyamitov and his wife Aidzhan were taken to an unknown destination by the law enforcers.