Group preparing attacks dismantled, says Ukraine
Hindustan Times|January 26, 2022
The saboteurs were controlled by Moscow and were planning a series of armed attacks to destabilise the ex-Soviet country

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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