Russian saboteur blows up gas pipeline on the Crimea

A man arrested by Russia’s FSB is accused of being responsible for the explosion of a gas pipeline in Crimea that left hundreds of people without gas.

Russian security authorities have taken into custody a suspect allegedly linked to the explosion of a gas pipeline in Crimea, as reported by the German news website FOCUS. According to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), it is alleged that this incident in June in the settlement of Koreiz was the work of Ukrainian intelligence services. The detained individual, a Russian citizen, has admitted his involvement, according to information obtained by Ukrainska Pravda.

In addition, Ukrainska Pravda reported that the man allegedly acted on the instructions of Ukrainian services and 2 kg of explosives were found during his arrest. As a result of these events, the FSB has opened an investigation on suspicion of terrorism.

Ukrainska Pravda also pointed out that media reported on the incident as early as June 23, which resulted in 500 households being left without gas supply.

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