The suspect was detained in 2016 on charges of planning to commit acts of sabotage in Crimea. He later pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the investigation. The court sentenced him under an article on treason
The Southern District Military Court sentenced Dmitry Shtyblikov, a resident of Sevastopol, to nineteen and a half years in prison for treason, his accomplice, officer of the Russian Armed Forces Alexander Obloga, received 13 years , RBC was told in the press service of the court.
“Obloge Alexander Leonidovich was sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 13 years with serving in a strict regime correctional colony, with the deprivation of the military rank of “senior lieutenant”. Shtyblikov Dmitry Anatolyevich was sentenced to 19 years and six months in a strict regime correctional colony and a fine of 200 thousand rubles. said the press service of the court.
A TASS source in law enforcement agencies specified that both were found guilty of working for the Ukrainian special services.
Shtyblikov and his accomplices Alexey Bessarabov and Vladimir Dudka were detained by Russian special services in November 2016. They were suspected of “planning to commit acts of sabotage at military infrastructure and life support facilities of the Crimean peninsula.” FSB officers confiscated “high-powered” explosive devices, weapons, ammunition, special communications equipment “and other material evidence of their criminal activities, including maps of objects of alleged sabotage” from the detainees.
The Russian intelligence services consider them to be members of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine (GUR), but the organization denied this.
In August 2016, two more suspects were detained— Andrey Zakhtey, a Crimean resident, and Yevgeny Panov, an employee of the Main Intelligence Directorate. According to the FSB, on the night of August 8, Ukrainian saboteurs made several attempts to break into the Crimea, which were covered by “massive shelling from the side of the neighboring state, and armored vehicles of the armed forces of Ukraine.”
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In December of the same year, Panov complained to the Investigative Committee that his six days were tortured by “alleged FSB officers.” A few days later, Zakhtey also complained about the torture.
In July 2017, Shtyblikov and Zakhtey pleaded guilty and entered into a pre-trial agreement on cooperation with the prosecutor's office.
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