“Ukrainian saboteurs” were convoyed back to Crimea

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Lawyer Ilya Novikov says that defendants in the so-called “Ukrainian saboteurs” case Evgeny Panov and Andrey Zahtej were transferred from Moscow’s Lefortovo detention facility to Crimea.

“Zahtej and Panov were convoyed to Crimea. It seems the “case of Crimean saboteurs” will be sent to court soon,” he wrote on Facebook.

As previously reported, in August 2016 the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia announced the prevention of terrorist acts in Crimea, allegedly prepared by the Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

The FSB also stated about the supposed “elimination of an intelligence network of the Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine” and the detention of intelligence officer Evgeny Panov on the territory of Crimea.

The name of another detainee “subversive” was known later. He was builder from Yevpatoria Andrey Zahtej. The third “saboteur” Redvan Suleymanov had been arrested three weeks before the FSB’s statement on the “terrorist attacks”.

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