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Russian national detained in Crimea for plotting an explosion has Ukrainian passport

According to the Federal Security Service, he is complicit with extremist organizations

SIMFEROPOL, October 10. /TASS/. Russian national Oleg Prikhodko, who was detained earlier on Thursday in Crimea on suspicion of plotting an explosion at an administrative building, has a Ukrainian passport, a representative of the investigation stated in court in Simferopol.

"Today, he was detained as a suspect. He has a Ukrainian passport," the investigator said in court during an appeal session for the suspect’s arrest.

The prosecution appeals to arrest him for two months, until December 10. "To remand Prikhodko Oleg Arkadyevich in custody for the period of two months, until December 10," the judge said. The suspect’s attorney stated that they plan to appeal this decision.

No charges have been brought up against Prikhodko yet. The prosecution appealed for his arrest due to him owning a Ukrainian passport, which means that he could leave the country. According to the case materials presented by the judge, a TNT block, a metal fire extinguisher case, sub-munitions and a fuse were found at the suspect’s garage.

The suspect refused to admit guilt, stating that his garage was a forging workshop. His attorney claimed that explosive devices might have been planted on the suspect.

Earlier, the Center for Public Relations (CPR) of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) told TASS that a Russian national was apprehended in Crimea for plotting an explosion in an administrative building. "The Russian Federal Security Service in the town of Saki, Crimea, has detained a Russian citizen who is a supporter of Nazi ideology and a member of Ukrainian extremist organizations and who plotted an explosion in an administrative building in Crimea," the CPR reported.

"A ready-to-use home-made explosive device, components and tools for its production and incendiary bottles were found in his garage," the FSB reported. The FSB Investigative Department for Russia’s Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol launched a criminal case under the Russian Criminal Code’s sections that stipulate responsibility for plotting a terror attack and illegal production of explosive devices.