December 8, FSB officers arrived for searches in the village of Serebryanka in the annexed Crimea. The searches were conducted in the homes of Ukrainian activist Vladimir Baluh and his mother. The activist was detained after the searches for the possession of 90 rounds of ammunition and TNT blocks, allegedly found in the attic of his house. This Information appeared on the page of "Crimean advocacy group."
The hearing on measure of restraint was scheduled for the next day after the arrest. At the moment, it is known that Vladimir Baluch is in Razdolnensky Temporary Detention Centre.
Previously, Vladimir Baluch placed the Ukrainian flag outside his home in 2013. April 30, 2015, the Crimean was visited by the Russian-controlled law enforcement officers. Then he was suspected of stealing parts from the T-74 tractor. However, Baluh refused to talk with representatives of the Federal Security Service and was in hiding for 11 days. At this time, law enforcement officials turned his house upside down as well as his mother's house and removed the flag of Ukraine. November 14, 2015, law enforcement officers came to him again. Following a search in the house of Baluh, the law enforcers filed a criminal case against him under article 319 of the Russian Criminal Code "insulting a public official." In the summer of 2016 Razdolnensky District "Court" in the occupied Crimea sentenced a citizen of Ukraine Vladimir Baluh to 320 hours of compulsory labor.