The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation detained a Ukrainian activist Vladimir Baluh in Crimea, who put up a "Heavenly Hundred Street 18" sign on the wall of his house. It was reported by the Crimean Human Rights Group on Facebook.
It was reported that in the morning of December 8 Federal Security Service officers came with searches to Serebryanka village of Razdolnenskiy region of Crimea. The searches lasted for 4 hours in the homes of Ukrainian activist Vladimir Baluh and his mother. Activist was detained after the searches had been conducted.
The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation said that 90 rounds of ammunition and some TNT blocks were found in the attic of the house where Vladimir Baluh lives.
"Today the trial on the election of a preventive measure against an activist was supposed to happen. It is known that Vladimir Baluh is in Razdolnensky prison cell at the moment," Human rights activists reported.
Vladimir Baluh is known for his pro-Ukrainian position. Earlier, police conducted two searches in the home of Baluh and his relatives. The first search took place in April 2015. Then the Ukrainian flag was removed from the roof of his house. After the second search Ukrainian was accused of insulting a police officer and sentenced to 320 hours of compulsory labor.
On November 29, 2016 Baluch put up a "Heavenly Hundred Street 18" sign on the wall of his house and then the chairman of the village council Vitaly Stepanyuk came to his home threatening to call the police.