Second Saboteur Arrested in Crimea Is a Construction Worker

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Friday, 12 August 2016, 03:20

Another ‘saboteur from Ukrainian Defense Intelligence’ arrested by the FSB is a Lviv-born resident of Yevpatoria who worked in construction, according to a statement of the Crimean Human Rights Group.

Andriy Zakhtiy (41) was born in Boryslav, in Lviv oblast, where in 2006 he registered a private company Euro-Plaststroy. According to his Facebook profile, he currently resides in Yevpatoria. It seems that he had trouble finding a job in Crimea recently, as his CV is posted on Russian construction job-seeking websites.

Based on the recently published photographs and their geotags, he has most recently been living and working in Odintsovo near Moscow. On Vkontakte social network Zakhtiy mentions that he "provides assistance to get Russian citizenship to people from neighboring countries and the countries of the former Soviet Union."

Andriy Zakhtiy got married in 2015 and has a small child.

The FSB blamed Ukraine for attempting to perpetrate terror attacks in Crimea earlier, and claimed that "one of the organizers of the prevented terror attacks is Oleksandr Panov, b. 1977, living in Zaporizhzhia oblast, Ukraine, an officer of Ukrainian Defense Intelligence." Later it was announced that they arrested another man named Andriy Zakhtiy.

The Ukrainian authorities deny the allegations and accuse Russia of making up stories to cover up its activities in the occupied peninsula. President Petro Poroshenko said that Russia fabricated terror attacks in Crimea to threaten Ukraine.

Source: Ukrayinska Pravda

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