Ukrainian citizen sentenced to 6 years for “mining” the Crimean bridge

Krasnodar Regional Court left the previous sentences passed to a 23-year-old citizen of Ukraine – a man – were sentenced to six years in prison for false reporting of the impending explosion of the Crimean bridge (part 3 of Article 207 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

As follows from the verdict of the court, on May 15, 2018, when the transport crossing through the Kerch Strait was inaugurated, in which the President of Russia took part together with the heads of federal and regional authorities, the defendant, being on the territory of Ukraine, called the duty station from his mobile phone OMVD for the Temryuk district. He told the police that two explosive devices were installed on the bridge and that they would be detonated during the passage of the honorary procession. During the inspection of the bridge by the operational headquarters for security, no dangerous technical devices were found. The anonymous subscriber who called was quickly detained by officers of the FSB of Russia in the Krasnodar Territory.

“At the hearing, the defendant fully admitted guilt, explaining his act by his passion for nationalist ideas,” the press service of the Krasnodar Regional Court said. “In May 2021, the Evpatoria City Court of the Republic of Crimea sentenced the defendant to one year in a general regime colony with a ban on administrative activities. sites and groups on social networks for a year.Then, in November 2021, the Temryuk District Court found the man guilty of a crime and sentenced him to five years in prison. with serving in a general regime colony, but the verdict was appealed. “

As a result, the Judicial Collegium for Criminal Cases of the Krasnodar Regional Court, having examined the materials of the case on appeal, found no reason to change the sentence.

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