Original taken from andreyvadjra in the Details of the capture of Ukrainian saboteurs to Crimea
According to the FSB, in the North of Crimea were two armed incident, which involved agents of the main intelligence Directorate (Gur) of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine. On the night of August 7, a group of seven armed men who were dressed in the camouflage of Soviet design, inflatable boats were transported via the Gulf of Perekop and planted near Armyansk.
This group somehow managed to pass the border posts, but a couple of kilometres from the coast, the saboteurs found a group of special forces of the FSB “Vympel”, who participated in the cover-up of a complex border. “Streamers” was only three, so before you try to detain violators, they called for backup from the border guards. Until they get to the commandos, between them and the commandos began firing. In the course of it one of the commandos was fatally wounded. Killed were his two opponents. The remaining five managed to block and take live.
Most of the detainees were residents of the Crimea, and some were in possession of a Russian passport, the authenticity of which is yet to be determined.
The detainees said that they cooperated with the Gur of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine, which passed commando training. In addition, according to detainees ‘ testimonies, they were one of several groups directed by the Ukrainian intelligence in the Crimea. According to them, to commit terrorist acts against the leaders of the Republic, or industrial sites, they were not going. The aim of the attacks was the tourism business on the Peninsula.
Was supposed to organize at various points of the resort a series of small power explosions that should not have been to cause the death of people and cause panic among tourists and ultimately “kill tourism.”
From the testimony of detainees indicated that the explosives for them to bring the second group that went through a different route. Once on the territory of Russia, she had to leave the explosives and other weapons in a specially prepared for this cache.
While preparing for the operation on its detention, information about the shooting near Armyansk was in the local media. Could saboteurs and learned about the problems arising in the first group, and hid. In any case, the search operation is held all day on August 7, and it was used not only ground forces, but the helicopters drones brought no results.
To detect saboteurs failed in the night of August 8, paratroopers from 247-go desantno-an assault regiment of the airborne troops. They were directed to the North Crimea to strengthen anti-terrorist measures. The group was discovered when went to the shore of the Sivash, relying on the dead sea to leave Ukraine. In the darkness between the paratroopers and saboteurs, a gun battle ensued in which both sides suffered losses. Several Marines were wounded. One of them is the bullet hit him in the neck above the vest was killed.
“At the point of collision was found 20 improvised explosive devices with total capacity of more than 40 kg of TNT, ammunition and special means of initiation, regular antipersonnel and magnetic mines as well as grenades and special weapons, consisting on arms of special units of the armed forces of Ukraine”,— is spoken in the official message of the press service of the FSB.
The purpose of sabotage and terrorist acts in office was called “destabilizing the socio-political situation in Crimea on the eve of elections to the Duma and municipal councils. Leader detained in FSB named the citizen of Ukraine Eugene Panov was born in 1977, is the personnel officer Gur of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian media, gentry is a native of the city of Energodar. During the Kiev Euromaidan, he led the local “self-defence”, and in the spring of 2014 fought on the East of Ukraine.
According to the FSB, after the arrest of saboteurs in the Crimea was disclosed a network of agents Gur of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine. “Detained persons from among citizens of Ukraine and Russia, assisting in the preparation of terrorist acts, which give a confession,”— said the FSB.