Members of Right Sector plotting attacks in Crimea arrested

Officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) have arrested four people in Crimea, allegedly from the nationalist “Right Sector,” who are suspected of organizing terrorist attacks in Simferopol, Yalta and Sevastopol.

According to a FSB press release, the four arrestees planned to stage an explosion near the Eternal Frame monument and the monument to Lenin in Simferopol on May 9.

“As we searched the places where the participants in the terrorist community lived, we found and confiscated explosives, guns, ammunition, canisters with incendiary mixtures, construction helmets (similar helmets were used in riots in Kiev’s Maidan), respirators, gas masks, tinned paint, nationalistic attributes,” it said.

“The suspects confirm the Right Sector’s representatives have been involved in staging terrorist attacks in the territory of Crimea to destabilize the social and political situations there and to make Russia decide Crimea should be separated from the Russian Federation.”