FSB: risk of penetration into Crimea of Ukrainian saboteurs continue

SIMFEROPOL, may 28. /TASS/. The border with Ukraine seriously, and has protected, however, the risks of penetration into Crimea of Ukrainian saboteurs continue, said on Monday to journalists the head of the FSB Department in Crimea and Sevastopol Viktor Palagin.

“They [the risks of penetration], I guess, in theory, as the sea of Azov and the Black sea is shallow, the depth is a maximum of 1.5-2 meters from the shore, and passes these possible. In General, the border currently has is so serious that the mouse will not fly unless somewhere in bribery, corruption or recruited people,” said Palagin.

He added that in the arrangement of the land plot boundaries earmarked funds. “This year we received a significant number of ships, the offshore section will also be covered”, – said the head of the FSB Department.

About the arrest of saboteurs

In the Crimea repeatedly detained saboteurs. In mid-August of last year for a series of sabotage in the region detained the agent of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Gennady, Limesco. He had seized two trotyl draughts, a grenade with a fuse, of the container with a combustible mixture.

31 October and 1 November last year in the Crimea accident happened at the two lines of the pipeline near Alushta. In addition, it was reported about the collapse of an electricity pylon. The FSB Department for the Republic of Crimea opened three criminal cases on the facts of sabotage on the Peninsula.

9 November 2016 in Sevastopol, was detained by Ukrainian subversive group of three. All three, according to the FSB, are members of subversive and terrorist groups of the main intelligence Directorate of the defense Ministry of Ukraine. According to investigators, they planned the sabotage of military infrastructure and livelihoods in the region. On November 16 last year on the case of the Sevastopol city court sentenced to five years of imprisonment with punishment serving in a colony of strict regime, the Ukrainian saboteur Dmitry Sterlikova.