An alleged commander of the group of Ukrainian saboteurs has confessed to the preparation of acts of sabotage on vital objects of Crimea and named his companions in arms.
During the interrogation, an alleged commander of the group of Ukrainian saboteurs, who was detained during a special operation of the FSB, Yevgeniy Panov, has confessed to the preparation of acts of sabotage on vital objects of Crimea, the TASS news agency reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed law enforcement source.
Footage, showing the process of the interrogation of Panov, was published online at the same day.
“The ferry line, the Feodosia tank farm complex, objects of the city of Dzhankoy, the helicopter regiment, the chemical plant Titan have been determined as objects of the sabotage,” Panov said.
According to Panov, after the selection of the objects for attacks, he returned to Ukraine, where received money for his work.
“After my return from Crimea, I had a meeting with Kirillov and Alexandrov. During this meeting, Sandyl reported the results of the trip and announced selected objects on the territory of the Republic of Crimea. Kirillov thanked Sandyl, and I have received 3,200 hryvnia [about US $130],” he said.
The saboteur also confessed that at least two members of his group were permanent officers of the Ukrainian intelligence.
“Permanent officers of the Ukrainian intelligence were a part of the group. The group consisted of Alexander Kirillov, who had the call sign ‘Kirill’, a man named Dmitry, Oleg Petrenko with the call sign ‘Fox’, Aleksey Sandyl with the call sign ‘Sai’, a man with the call sign ‘Deshek’ and me. The permanent officers were Lieutenant Aleksey Sandyl and Captain Vladimir Serdyuk. Kirillov and Dmitry also were officers, but I do not know their military ranks,” Panov said.
Panov also confirmed that, from August 2014 to August 2015, he served in the so-called zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in the south-east of Ukraine, being a part of the 37th separate infantry battalion, which is the part of the 56th Brigade.
Yevgeniy Panov was a member of parliament candidate from the Ukrainian Association of Patriots (UKROP):