12 February 2019, 10:21

Crimean resident told the details of the FSB search in his house - Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar symbols were seized, as well as old leaflets


On February 8, FSB officers in the illegally annexed Crimea searched the house of Oleg Prikhodko, resident of the Saki city. A Two laptops and a mobile phone were seized from a pro-Ukrainian activist and Ukrainian symbols were removed from his car.

Crimean Human Rights Group reports details of the search.

As Prikhodko told human rights defenders, the search began in the morning and lasted several hours.

There were many of them, about 10 people, introduced themselves as the FSB officers. Three of them were masked. They brought the witnesses with them, I don’t know any of them. They read out the ruling. The search in my house lasted about 3 hours.

As a result, the security forces seized two laptops — his and the one belonging to his wife, a mobile phone, old CDs, replicas of German machine guns, and an old German helmet.

Prikhodko explained, that he is interested in the history of the Second World War, having many books on this subject, as well as a helmet, which for him is of historical value.

Also, black-red and Ukrainian flags, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar symbols, old leaflets were seized from the activist.

According to the Crimean, before the occupation, he was an activist and a supporter of the All-Ukrainian Union “Svoboda”, and these leaflets were left from those times.

Reportedly, a protocol was drawn on the seizure of belongings, which Oleg Prikhodko signed. However, the FSB officers did not provide the Ukrainian with a copy of this document, thereby violating the de facto Russian legislation in force in Crimea.

Following the searches, Oleg Prikhodko was taken to the “management of the FSB in the Crimea”, where the Crimean citizen had to explain for a long time that since 2014 he has not been engaged in activism.

Reference: In 2016 Oleg Prikhodko was serving three days of the administrative arrest after he refused to replace the Ukrainian number plate on his car with Russian ones.