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Ukraine Mechanic Arrested for Sabotage of Russian Tycoon’s Yacht

  • Seafarer accused of opening valves in boat’s engine room
  • He told a local paper he intends to join fight in Ukraine
Alexander Mikheev 
Alexander Mikheev Source: Universal Images/Getty Images

A Ukrainian mechanic said he tried to sink a Russian tycoon’s superyacht in Majorca, the largest island off the eastern coast of Spain, after seeing a video of Russia’s attack on Kyiv.

Taras Ostapchuk was accused in a local court of opening valves in the engine room of the vessel, called Lady Anastasia, according to the Wall Street Journal. The yacht belongs to Alexander Mikheev, the chief executive officer of Rosoboronexport, a Russian weapons exporter.