KIEV: Ukraine said on Tuesday it had dismantled saboteurs controlled by Moscow who were preparing a series of attacks in Ukraine's border regions to "destabilise" the situation in the ex-Soviet country.
The men were planning a "series of armed attacks" on city infrastructure, Ukraine's security service SBU said in a statement, adding that the group was "coordinated by Russian special services".
The SBU said it arrested two residents of Ukraine, one of them a Russian citizen, and seized "an explosive device, small arms and ammunition".
The two acted in Kharkiv, a city with one million people located near the Russian border in the east, and in the town of Zhytomyr in central Ukraine.
Under the pretext of recruiting personnel for a private security firm they got people to join them, the SBU added.
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