The investigation did not find the traces of “Crimean saboteurs” Andriy Zahtey and Evheniy Panov, detained nearly a year ago by Russian security force, on the items seized from the secret stash in the Suvorovo village cemetery, Zahtey's lawyer Aleksei Ladin reported to Mediazone upon reviewing the results of a comparative molecular forensic examination.

“The biological samples from items seized from the secret stash in the cemetry – a backpack,  a packet of spices, apparently for scaring  dogs, and a bottle – were compared with Panov’s and Zahtei’s biological samples. According to the results of the examination, the items have no biological traces of  Zahtey or Panov on them. Moreover, it was possible to inspect the results of two fingerprint examinations, which also showed neither Panov’s no Zahtei’s fingerprints on the objects.”

Reference: On August 10, 2016, the Russian Federal Security Service reported on the prevention of “terrorist acts” in the occupied Crimea, allegedly plotted by the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. The Russian Federation announced the liquidation of a certain intelligence network of Ukrainian intelligence on the peninsula. Seven people were detained on the case of plotting sabotage. Evheniy Panov was designated as a head of the group, and his accomplice was Andriy Zahtey.

In early March, the Kremlin-controlled Simferopol Kyivsky district court extended Panov’s and Zahtey’s arrest for another three months – until June 7, 2017 on the application by investigator official.

Earlier QHA reported that Panov was refused to initiate a criminal proceeding under use of torture against him.

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