Ukrainian terrorist plot in Zaporozhye foiled – Moscow – RT Russia and the former Soviet Union
kyiv wanted to cause an explosion in a market, according to the Russian Federal Security Service
Ukrainian authorities had planned to detonate a bomb at a market in the town of Melitopol, in Russia’s Zaporozhye region, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a statement on Monday. He added that the suspects have been arrested and admitted to the conspiracy.
According to the FSB, three Ukrainian nationals, including two with previous criminal convictions in Ukraine, were apprehended as they drove to the site in order to plant an explosive. They were transported to Moscow and charged with terrorism and illegal possession of weapons.
The FSB released a video of two men with blurred faces, who said they had been recruited by the Ukrainian secret service. A man claimed that Ukrainian officials promised to “get him out of trouble” for committing theft if he agreed to go to Melitopol and carry out “an explosion in a public place” the.
The detainee added that he was shown the location of a weapons cache, in which he had recovered two handguns, a grenade and “explosives with detonators.”
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