The Federal Security Service of Russia has identified the organizers of the explosion on the gas pipeline in Crimea. According to the FSB Public Relations Center, the operation was supervised by the main intelligence department of Ukraine.
For the organization of sabotage on the gas pipeline section near the settlement of Perevalnoye of the Republic of Crimea 23 August this year is the GUR of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, rather – territorial intelligence department in Kherson. The explosion was organized by employees of the operational service “Tavria” with the assistance of organizing “Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people” (banned in Russia as extremist).
The organizers of the sabotage are Riza Yagyaev-Veliulaev (…), GUR agent who escaped from Crimea (…) its curators – Ukrainian military intelligence officer Maxim Martynyuk and his immediate superior, chief of operations “Tavria” Victor Zelinsky
– It said in a statement.
Supporters of the sabotage became the direct perpetrators “Majlis”, living in Crimea, they were promised for the 2 thousands of dollars, direct training took place in Kherson, explosives were delivered from there. The detainees have already confessed, revealing the role of Ukrainian curators. A preventive measure has been chosen against them – detention.
Ukraine has not yet commented on the data published by the FSB, but it's safe to say, that soon there will be a denial, Russian FSB accused of torturing detainees, to knock out a confession. In fact, Ukrainian intelligence has nothing to do with any sabotage..