Pro-Ukrainian activist Prikhodko and his wife detained in occupied Crimea. FSB made allegations of terrorism

Марина ПищулинаQHA media
10 October 2019, 16:35
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
10 October 2019, 16:35

In the annexed Crimea, a pro-Ukrainian activist from the city of Saky Oleh Prikhodko was detained along with his wife Lyubov Prikhodko.

Ukrainian politician from Yevpatoria, the people's deputy of Ukraine of the seventh convocation Eduard Leonov informed on the incident.

“Daughter of Oleh Prikhodko told about it. She said that on Wednesday evening they broke into the house and took her father to the FSB. He was taken away at once as he was. The reasons are unknown, neither the relatives nor I still have any new information,” Leonov said.

Увага! Окупанти в Криму викрали українця Олега Приходька - 09 жовтня 2019 року до нашого побратима увірвались до хати в місті Саки і вивезли в чом був!

Опубліковано Eduard Leoniv Середа, 9 жовтня 2019 р.

Also, a little later, the activist’s daughter, Natalya Prikhodko, reported that her mother had also been detained:

I don’t know anything, I don’t know where they were taken. They took not only my father, but my mother as well.”

There were no official comments by Russian law enforcement agencies.

According to preliminary data, Nazim Sheikhmambetov will provide legal assistance to the Prikhodko family.

Later, it became known, that the pro-Ukrainian activist Oleh Prikhodko, was accused by FSB officers of articles of the Russian Criminal Code 223.1 (“illegal manufacture of explosives”) and 205 (“terrorist act”).

Lawyer Nazim Sheikhmambetov reported on accusations, as cited by “Krym. Realii.”

He also said that the wife of the detained activist Lyubov Prikhodko is a witness in the case.

According to preliminary data, Oleh Prikhodko is now in department of the Russian FSB in occupied Simferopol.

“They [the Russian security forces - ed.] should, at a minimum have informed lawyers and relatives where and why they detaining him, on which basis of. If this did not happen, then it can be considered, at the moment, as an illegal abduction. In this case, this is a violation of even Russian law,” Sedov said.

QHA-media reported that in February this year, 10 FSB officers during a search of Oleh Prikhodko’s house took away, among other things, 2 laptops, a telephone, black and red and Ukrainian flags, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar symbols and old leaflets. After the searches, he was taken to the “FSB Directorate for the Crimea”, where the Ukrainian had to explain for a long time that since 2014 he has not been carrying out any activities.

On the fact of the search that the FSB conducted at Prikhodko, the Ukrainian police opened criminal proceedings. It should be noted that in 2016 Oleh Prikhodko was serving three days of an administrative arrest after he refused to replace the Ukrainian number plates on his car with the Russian ones.