A saboteur supporter of Ukrainian nationalists was detained by the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs on May 18 for damaging two power transmission line pylons, which led to a power outage in the Kemerovo region.
The Center for Public Relations (CSP) of the FSB reported that the detainee is a citizen of the Russian Federation.
“Initially, there was an idea to set fire to the military registration and enlistment office – empty, of course, without people,” the saboteur said during his testimony, pleading guilty for damaging power lines.
The footage of the interrogation video distributed by the FSB shows the consequences of the destruction, and also shows Molotov cocktails, canisters of gasoline, fastening bolts from damaged power lines, weapons, money, as well as communication and communications equipment found on the saboteur.
The FSB also reported the seizure of two air pistols converted to fire live ammunition, combat knives containing the location maps of the military enlistment offices and police stations of Kemerovo and a personal diary with handwritten notes confirming the commission of sabotage.
It is reported that a criminal case under Art. Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Intentional destruction or damage to property”, as well as “Sabotage”.
On May 1, a railway bridge collapsed in the Kursk region as a result of sabotage. On May 4, the restoration work was completed. The Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia opened a criminal case under Art. Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Terrorist act”. According to the department, an explosive device was planted and activated on the construction of the crossing.
At the end of April, the FSB published a video of saboteurs detained in Belgorod, who assured them that it was planned to damage the railway tracks. The suspects gave confessions.