Posted 5 января 17:29

Published 5 января 17:29

Modified 6 января 11:40

Updated 6 января 11:40

FSB prevented sabotage on the railway in the Chelyabinsk region

5 января 2023, 17:29
In the Chelyabinsk region, FSB officers detained three local residents who tried to commit sabotage. They intended to disable the traction substation of one of the railway stations of the South Ural Railway.

RIA Novosti writes about this, referring to law enforcement officers. The FSB confirmed the message. The service indicated that the attackers tried to disable the substation of the main course of the Trans-Siberian railway. A canister with gasoline, a household gas cylinder and a burner and other items were seized from them. The FSB department opened a criminal case under the article on attempted sabotage.

The maximum penalty under this article is 15 years in prison. Now all the defendants have been arrested. At the end of last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree, according to which the country will now pass sentences up to life imprisonment.

Accounts of persons involved in the financing of sabotage will be blocked. Currently, such a measure is provided for in relation to terrorists and extremists.