The Kiev District Court in Crimea’s Simferopol arrested the second suspected plotter of terrorist attack in Crimea, a source at the court told TASS on Saturday.

 

“The court agreed with reasons presented by the investigation and “chose the preventive measure in the form of detention for a period of 1 month and 26 days for Andrei Zakhtei, born in 1971, residing in Crimea,” the source said.

 

On Thursday, this court arrested Ukrainian national Yevgeny Panov, a resident of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye region, for two months on suspicion of organizing terror attacks in Crimea following a FSB request

 

Earlier on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry named two suspects detained in connection with the foiled terror attacks in Crimea: Yevgeny Panov and Andrei Zakhtei.

 

“The Russian side has carried out a series of operations in Crimean territory to liquidate an agent network of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry intelligence service,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement adding that the suspects linked to the terror attacks included both the citizens of Russia and Ukraine.

 

“All of them are giving confessionary evidence,” the Russian Foreign Ministry added.

 

According to the FSB, Panov (born 1977) is one of those who stood behind the thwarted terror attacks in Crimea. Panov who works for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry intelligence service told interrogators that he was guilty of organizing the terror attacks. “He pleaded guilty,” the FSB source said.