The FSB issued a statement saying: "It has been established that a Russian citizen born in 1981 proactively communicated with Ukrainian intelligence through social networks, began to communicate with them in expressing radical views on Russia's political path and expressed his willingness to support the Ukrainian armed forces." "The criminal intent of the detainee was immediately stopped by the officers of the Russian Federal Security Service in the Altai Territory and a criminal case was opened." From regions in Russia to hotbeds of instability, destabilization of the situation in the country, as well as the recruitment of Russian citizens into the ranks of terrorist organizations outside the country.