The unnamed mechanic working on the Lady Anastasia ship, owned by Russian arms manufacturer Alexander Mijeev, has confessed to the authorities about his sabotage plot
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A Ukrainian sailor who tried to sink his Russian owner’s luxury yacht has been released after explaining the situation to authorities.
The man, 55, attempted to sink the £5million ship at Pord Adriano in Majorca and was quoted as being released: “I don’t regret anything I’ve done and I’ll do it again .”
The man had worked as a mechanic on the Lady Anastasia for about 10 years and said, according to local media, the attempted sinking was an ‘act of revenge’ against the boat’s owner, the Russian. Alexander Mijeev a high-ranking person in a Russian state-owned arms company.
When the Civil Guard arrived, he turned himself in and said very clearly: “My boss is a criminal arms dealer who kills Ukrainians.”
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In a statement to authorities, the unnamed man said he was watching news of the war and saw a cruise missile attack on a building in Kyiv. The rocket was one of the rockets manufactured by his boss’s company.
So, two hours later, he’s back on the boat with a plan to wreck it.
He even intended to close Lady Anastasia’s fuel valves to avoid contamination.
The Ukrainian hunter opened a large valve in the engine room and a second valve in the compartment where the crew lived.
He told the crew members his plan and said “don’t worry because I will take all responsibility”.
He told the crew, also Ukrainian, to abandon the ship and he would take full responsibility. However, they still managed to stop the leak along with workers from the port.
It is reported that the ship was partially sunk.
When police arrived, the man quickly confessed but he was released although it is unclear if he will be charged.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/ukraine-sailor-tries-sink-russian-26344582 Ukrainian sailors try to sink Russian owner's £5m luxury yacht and have 'no regrets' - World News