Russia, Italian-Russian Ruslan Sidiki arrested: he is accused of sabotage

A 35-year-old man with Russian and Italian citizenship, residing in Ryazan, was arrested by Moscow’s security services on charges of carrying out sabotage by derailing a train and of organizing a drone attack on a military base. This was announced by the internal intelligence service, FSB, quoted by the Interfax agency.

The man admitted his guilt

According to the website of the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper, the person arrested for the two sabotages is called Ruslan Sidiki. The newspaper, however, makes no reference to the man’s dual Italian and Russian citizenship. The Russian Investigative Committee, the body that conducts investigations into the most serious crimes, said that the arrested man had admitted guilt in relation to the charges brought against him: having organized an attack with explosives-laden drones against the Dyagilevo military base, in the Ryazan region last July, and having carried out an explosive attack on a railway in the same region last November 11th which caused the derailment of a freight train.

For the Russians it would be at the service of Ukraine

Actions which, according to Russian security services, were carried out on the orders of Ukrainian military intelligence (GUR), which recruited the man last February in Istanbul. The same sources state that the arrested man was trained to carry out attacks using explosives in Latvia, “with the direct participation of the Latvian special services”.

The Farnesina is monitoring the case

The Consulate General in Moscow, in close liaison with the Farnesina, is at work and is conducting – according to what we understand – the appropriate checks on the case of the 35-year-old man, with Russian and Italian citizenship and resident in Ryazan, stopped by the services Russian security forces.