Russia accuses Ukrainian prisoner of the Kremlin, 19-year-old Pavlo Hrib, of plotting a terrorist attack, according to the reports of Russian media.
The case of the Ukrainian citizen was forwarded to the North Caucasus District Military Court of the Russian Federation for consideration, on July 9, preliminary hearings should be held.
It is noted that the court will be held in closed session.
According to the materials of the criminal case, Pavlo Hrib kidnapped by the Russian special services in Belarus, allegedly in the period from March to May 2017, while in Ukraine, corresponded with the schoolgirl, a high school student from Sochi, RF.
The prosecution claims that Hrib allegedly was persuading the girl to plant a pre-made improvised explosive device and activate it at the graduation party on June 30, 2017, after which - leave the territory of Russia.
“In accordance with Part 3 of Art. 12 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, a foreign citizen who committed a crime outside the Russian Federation, but directed against the interests of the Russian Federation, is subject to criminal liability," Russian law enforcers stated.
Reference: on June 25 in Russia, a preliminary investigation into the case of a 19-year-old Ukrainian illegally detained in Russia was completed.
Pavlo Hrib disappeared on August 24, 2017 in Belarus. According to him, unknown people in plain clothes kidnapped him at Gomel's bus station and passed him to other unknown people in the forest. More than a day, Pavlo was kept in a room without windows, after which he was taken to the Smolensk region of the RF, where the arrest was registered.
The authorities of Belarus do not recognize their involvement in the kidnapping of the Ukrainian citizen.