MOSCOW, April 28. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained a former Ukrainian marine who plotted a terror attack at a Simferopol trading center on an instruction from nationalists of the Azov regiment, the FSB press office told TASS on Thursday.
"The Federal Security Service has foiled an act of terror in the Republic of Crimea. As a result of measures that have been carried out, it has apprehended a resident of the region born in 1988, a former marine of the Ukrainian armed forces and a supporter of Neo-Nazism who plotted on an instruction from nationalists of the Azov regiment an explosion and an arson attack at one of trading and entertainment centers in Simferopol," the press office said.
FSB operatives seized from the suspected terrorist an incendiary and explosive device with striking elements and components for its production, extremist literature and paraphernalia of nationalist formations, it said.
"In the detainee’s communications devices, they found correspondence with Ukrainian radicals with the discussion of the plotted terror attack," the FSB said.
Investigators have opened a criminal case against the suspect under Part 1 of Article 30 and Part 1 of Article 205 of Russia’s Criminal Code (‘Preparations for an Act of Terror’) and Part 1 of Article 222.1 (‘Illegal Acquisition, Transfer, Sale, Storage, Transportation, Conveyance or Carriage of Explosive Substances or Explosives’), the FSB press office said.