As reported by Censor.NET, the Russian soldier's name was disclosed by StavPres news outlet from the Russian city of Stavropol.
A person identified as Semen Sychev, born in 1994, served as a driver in 7th Air Assault Division of the 247th Guards Air Assault Regiment. The trooper was buried in the Stavropol Territory Aug. 10.
In the meantime, InformNapalm volunteers discovered an interesting coincidence: five persons dressed in the Russian military uniforms with diamond shape chevrons depicting Russian flag were mentioned in search bulletin issued by invaders' police in Crimea on Aug. 7, with no reports on the "Ukrainian subversive group" at that time yet.
Investigative volunteer Mykhailo Kuznetsov wrote on Facebook: "Let me remind you of the search bulletin issued by the police of occupied Crimea (http://archive.is/iUhlO). The phrase about diamond shape chevrons with Russian flag on the uniforms of the enigmatic saboteurs is too glaring to miss. A very interesting information (http://archive.is/0T4yL) regarding the death of the Russian trooper, who was reportedly killed in a skirmish with Ukrainian subversive group in Crimea, surfaced today. The person appeared to be 22-year-old Semen Sychev (http://archive.is/VGLvi), a serviceman of 247th Guards Air Assault Regiment stationed in the Stavropol Territory. He served as a driver there.
"The set of parameters such as Russian flag on a diamond shape chevron and mentioned airborne troops suggests that modern chevron of the Russian Airborne Troops (http://archive.is/jCrO3) was meant. It appears that the alleged "saboteurs" of athletic build were Russian deserter troopers, while Semen died from loss of blood because the invaders' military doctors were bad at twisting a tourniquet properly?" the investigator suggests.
According to Kuznetsov, Sychev was presumably fighting in the Donbas in the summer of 2014, as there were war criminals from the 247th Guards Air Assault Regiment identified among his friends in social networks.
As previously reported, the situation on the administrative border with the peninsula turned critical early in the morning of Aug. 7. Since that moment, the occupation authorities have repeatedly altered the access mode at three checkpoints, either closing them or resuming their work in full or partially.
A number of Crimean media reported the introduction of Krepost (Fortress) plan aimed at tracking down five camo-clad persons. Eyewitnesses mention checkpoints set up on the main roads with the traffic police and OMON fighters stopping buses and checking passengers. At 4:30 a.m., Aug. 10, the Russian side opened the Kalanchak checkpoint near Armiansk that had been closed since Aug. 7.
On Aug. 10, the FSB released an official statement about averted terrorist attacks in annexed Crimea "prepared by the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's MoD in order to target critical life-supporting and infrastructure facilities inside the peninsula." Further on, the FSB released a video with the alleged organizer of the thwarted "terrorist acts" in the occupied Crimea, Zaporizhia region resident Yevhen Panov.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in turn, said that Ukraine "has switched to the practice of terror."
Putin also said he considered the upcoming Normandy Four meeting to be pointless in the light of the alleged detention of Ukrainian "saboteur" in occupied Crimea.
Putin's puppet of the so-called "parliament" of Crimea Remzi Ilyasov said the occupying authorities perceive the incident "as an act of aggression, in fact, a declaration of war."
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine denied all Russia's allegations, calling them provocative.
National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov described the hysterical and false allegations by Russia's FSB as groundless and called them another element of Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine and an attempt to exacerbate the situation in the occupied territory.
The Ukrainian MoD has refuted the FSB's allegations on the involvement of Ukraine's intelligence in subversive activities in Crimea and called them an attempt of the Russian Federation to justify its aggression in the territory of the annexed peninsula.
President Petro Poroshenko said that the Russian allegations are groundless and serve as "a pretext for more military threats against Ukraine."
Spokesperson to the U.S. Department of State Elizabeth Trudeau said that the Russian Federation's recent allegations on Ukraine's involvement in "subversive activities" in Russian-occupied Crimea should not distract the United States from the real issue Russia has created in Ukraine.
On Aug. 11, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed that all the units deployed at the administrative border with Crimea and the demarcation line in the Donbas be on high alert.
Ihor Kotelianets, Panov's brother, claims Yevhen was kidnapped in Ukraine's Zaporizhia region and taken to the occupied peninsula.
According to Ukraine's Defense Intelligence, none of its employees has been detained by the FSB to date in the territory of occupied Crimea.
The police have qualified the fact of Yevhen Panov's disappearance reported by his relatives as a criminal offence under the article 146 (illegal deprivation of freedom or abduction) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group Iryna Herashchenko says Yevhen Panov has become another kidnapped Russian hostage who Ukraine will have to liberate.
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