photo: Gennady Cherkasov
In the battle with Ukrainian saboteurs, trying 7 August to break into the Crimea, killed FSB Lieutenant Colonel Roman Kamenev and marine contractor Semyon Sychyov. About this newspaper “Kommersant”, citing a source close to the investigation into the incident.
According to the interlocutor of the edition, information about the impending invasion of the Crimea was received on 6 August. Then employees of Department of support of operational activities (OSAM) FSB were divided into three groups, one of which was headed by his chief Lieutenant Colonel Roman Kamenev.
The newspaper notes that “given the specifics of” all of them went on a mission without body armor, while they were armed only with machine guns and pistols.
About two o’clock in the morning of 7 August in the square near the border with Ukraine, the village of Suvorovo, which was a group of Kamenev, came the group arriving from abroad of armed men. As alleged saboteurs could be mixed with border guards, Roman Kamenev in the beginning shouted: “Stand, the FSB works!” and suggested suspicious visitors to put the weapon on the ground. However, after the officer gave himself, one of the commandos opened fire from a machine gun “the voice”, fatally wounding commander OOM.
Then the special forces eliminated two militants and three were disarmed and laid on the ground. It is not clear who actually shot the Roman Kamenev. The detainees are trying to shift the blame for his death on each other. According to the interlocutor of “Kommersant”, the Colonel can be promoted to the rank of Hero of Russia posthumously.
The source further said that after the battle in Suvorovo all day on 7 August in the Northern part of the Crimea was carried out search actions. To detect the second group of saboteurs managed to only 23 hours on the border with Ukraine, in wetlands near the Gulf Sivash.
They tried to stop a crew of amplification, which was contracted airborne, the driver of BMD 22-year-old corporal Simon Sychev. Soldiers opened fire. Marines had to lie down and Sychev tried whether to take a comfortable position for firing, whether to pursue militants”, which slipped and rolled down the slope.
At the time of the fall he was hit by three bullets. One of them entered the top under the vest in the neck, pierced lung. Sychev died in the car resuscitation. According to the interlocutor of the newspaper, his posthumously presented to the Courage award.
Killers Sychev managed to escape. Russian paratroopers did not open fire as the bullets could get to near the house Ukrainian gardeners.
According to the FSB of the Russian Federation, acts of sabotage was prepared by the main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine with the aim of destabilizing the situation in Crimea. According to the Russian security forces, the alleged accomplices of the saboteurs was Evgeny Panov and Andrew Sahta, they are both arrested.