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Two Local Residents Detained in Yalta due to ‘Collaboration with SBU’ as Reported

The FSB detained two residents of Yalta allegedly for ‘willingness to carry out acts of sabotage and terrorism at military objects in Crimea.’ As reported by the FSB, residents of Yalta born in 1980 and 1983 ‘had initiatively established collaboration with a representative of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), reporting him information about the socio-political, economic, and military situation in the peninsula. In addition, they offered taking photos and recording videos of the objects of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for the benefit of the Ukrainian security service, and also expressed their readiness to carry out acts of sabotage and terrorism at military objects in the territory of Crimea.

’ Both men were detained by the occupying special security men when they were fishing. The FSB initiated criminal proceedings under a new article introduced after the large-scale invasion – 275.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (collaboration on a confidential basis with a foreign state, international or foreign organization). The article provides for 3 to 8-years’ imprisonment, with a possible additional fine of up to RUR1M. The ‘Kievskiy District Court’ of Simferopol placed the men in custody. Their personal data have not been made public.

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