Ukrainian citizen arrested on suspicion of plotting sabotage activities in Crimea

 
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15 August
14:35

Ukrainian citizen arrested on suspicion of plotting sabotage activities in Crimea

The Kievsky District Court in the Crimean city of Simferopol has arrested Ukrainian citizen Gennady Limeshko, suspected of plotting sabotage activities in Crimea, until October 13, 2017.

The court made this decision during an open hearing held on August 14, the source said.

"Simferopol’s Kievsky District Court… has upheld a request filed by investigators from the Federal Security Service’s department in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to take Gennady Limeshko into custody for two months, until October 13, 2017," the source added.

According to previous reports, Limeshko, who is an agent of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), is suspected of violating Article 223.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (illicit manufacturing of explosives, as well as manufacturing and repairing of explosive devices). The article stipulates a punishment of three to six years in prison and a fine of 100,000 to 200,000 rubles ($1,660 to $3,330) or a fine equal to a convict’s two-year earnings.

 

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