Man apprehended in Crimea over espionage charges and production of explosive devices


A man, apprehended in Crimea by the Federal Security Service (FSB) and charged with production of explosive devices, has citizenship of Russia and Ukraine, Simferopol city court press service told TASS Tuesday.

Earlier, FSB press service disclosed that the man was gathering information for Ukrainian intelligence agencies. An explosive device was discovered in his car. According to the FSB, the man was making photo and video survey of terrain, life support facilities and crowded placed in Crimea. A source in the law enforcement disclosed that the man has been arrested for two months.

he spokeswoman noted that the court now has “firm reason to believe that, if left at large, the suspect may hide from investigation and court and may continue his criminal activity and destroy evidence.”

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Source: TASS