SIMFEROPOL / AQMESCIT (QHA) -

In the annexed Crimea, the Kremlin-controlled Simferopol "court" sentenced the Ukrainian citizen Andrii Zakhtei to six years and six months in a strict-regime colony.
Also, the occupiers fined the Ukrainian 220 thousand rubles.

"The measure of restraint - detention in custody - is to remain unchanged until the sentence comes into force," the judge Sergei Pogrebnyak announced.

In turn, the lawyer of the "Ukrainian saboteur" told reporters that he intends to appeal against this decision.

Earlier, QHA reported that the so-called management of the Federal Security Service of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol completed the investigation against Andrii Zahtei who was accused by the invaders of the alleged preparing acts of sabotage in the occupied peninsula.

Reference:  the Russian FSB announced on August 10, 2016 about the prevention of terrorist acts in the occupied Crimea allegedly prepared by the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the dismantling of some kind of an intelligence network. Seven people were detained in the case of preparation for sabotage. The head of the group was named Evheny Panov, and his accomplice was Andrii Zakhtey.

The Directorate General of the Intelligence of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine called the accusations by the Russian FSB a fake.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in his official statement called accusing Ukraine of terrorism in the occupied Crimea as senseless and cynical.

Source: Kriminform

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