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Russians Releasing More Information about Ukrainian Sabotage Group

Aug. 13, 2016 (EIRNS)—There is considerably more information on the Ukrainian sabotage group coming from Russian news sources, based on interrogations of the suspects who were captured in northern Crimea by the FSB on Aug. 6-7. One Capt. Vladimir Serdyuk, chief of the intelligence unit of the 37th battalion of the 56th brigade of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate has been named as the organizer of the sabotage group, but it’s not clear that he’s among the detainees in the custody of the FSB.

"According to Russia’s intelligence services, Serdyuk came to Ukraine’s Kherson region (north of Crimea) just before planning to get three subversive groups into Crimea to coordinate their actions and ensure their retreat after carrying out the acts of sabotage,"

reports TASS. According to Sputnik, another suspect in custody has reportedly confessed to planning attacks on the airport and the bus station in Simferopol. A report in Novorussia Today names him as Ridvan Sulemanov of Zaporozhye, Ukraine and it says that he was actually taken into custody on July 30, a week before the other suspects were captured. According to the footage of his questioning released the FSB, he said that he was acting udner orders from Ukrainian intelligence to find places to plant bombs where they would kill civilians. Another suspect in custody, by the name of Andrei Zakhtei, has also reportedly confirmed that he was acting under orders from Ukrainian military intelligence. Both men spoke of receiving orders from other individuals who were coordinating the actions of as many as three sabotage groups.