On Monday, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) released a statement announcing that it has detained an alleged officer of the Ukrainian Security Service’s Kherson regional branch in the Republic of Crimea.
According to the statement, Hennadiy Lemeshko was detained on August 12 during in an attempt to disrupt electricity lines in Crimea. The suspect had explosive devices in his possession.
“The detainee, Gennady Limeshko, is a Ukrainian citizen coming from the Kharkov region. In the past, he served as a senior scout in a Ukrainian military unit taking part in the so-called anti-terrorist operation in Donbass.
On August 9, Limeshko arrived in Crimea to implement the SBU’s orders to damage powerlines between the town of Sudak and the Novy Svet settlement that could lead to a power outage affecting an area with a population of more than 50,000. He had been also tasked to set forests in the Sudak area on fire and create conditions for landslides blocking the highway connecting Sudak and Novy Svet. Limeshko also planned to set on fire a public utility facility in the Rybachye settlement area,” the Russian state-run news agency TASS reported on the issue.