FSB captures a former Ukrainian neo-Nazi planning an attack in Crimea
A former neo-Nazi Marine Corps soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who planned an explosion and arson at a Simferopol retail center has been apprehended in Crimea.
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced the arrest of a former Ukrainian neo-Nazi soldier who was allegedly planning to carry out a terrorist attack in the city of Simferopol, on the Crimean peninsula.
A former neo-Nazi soldier of the Marine Corps of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who planned an explosion and a fire in a shopping center in Simferopol has been arrested in Crimea, the FSB revealed in a statement.
The institution specified that the subject had received instructions from the Ukrainian nationalist Azov Battalion.
At his home, a handmade bomb with shrapnel, explosive device components, extremist literature, and emblems of Ukrainian nationalist organizations were discovered.
The FSB agents also found the messages he exchanged with Ukrainian radicals about the terrorist attack he was planning.
The authorities opened criminal proceedings against the individual for the crimes of terrorism.
Earlier, according to the Director of the Russian National Defense Management Center, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev on Friday, preparations are underway for a provocation by Ukrainian nationalists.
According to the Director, chemical depots have been mined in the city of Avdiivka and the neo-Nazis have plans to blow up the plant when approaching the formations of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).
During a briefing, Mizintsev explained that "in Avdiivka, militants of nationalist formations have fully prepared an inhuman provocation, involving mass poisoning of residents of the adjacent areas with toxic chemicals."