Officers of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation have detained a Ukrainian citizen in occupied Crimea allegedly while trying to sell weapons.

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"A Ukrainian born in 1986 and a Russian born in 1992 have been detained while trying to sell a TT pistol," Russian Federal News Agency has reported with reference to the Crimean Office of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.

The investigators are deciding whether to initiate criminal proceedings for illegal purchase, as well as the transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of weapons and ammunition.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on August 12, 2017, the FSB announced the detention of a citizen of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied Crimea, calling him an "agent" of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine and accusing of preparing "sabotage" at infrastructure facilities.

The Security Service of Ukraine called the report of the Russian FSB on the detention of the "SBU agent" in Crimea another provocation and fake news.