The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) claims for the prevention of terrorist acts in Crimea, allegedly prepared by the Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.
As the press-service of the FSB reports, a group of saboteurs was disclosed near the town of Armyansk (Crimea) in the night of August 6-7. One FSB officer was killed while the FSB’s attempt to arrest the group.
Also the FSB says about “liquidation of an intelligence network of the intelligence service the Defense Ministry of Ukraine on the territory of Crimea.”
“There are citizens of Ukraine and the Russian Federation among the detained persons provided assistance in the preparation of terrorist acts. The detainees are now confessing. One of the organizers of the attacks prevented is Eugene Panov, born in 1977, a resident of the Zaporozhye region (Ukraine), which was arrested and is confessing too” said the FSB.
Also the FSB reports two more attempts of terrorist sabotage groups to penetrate Crimea on the night of August 8 which were successfully prevented. It is argued that “the attempts to breakthrough were covered with heavy shelling from Ukraine”, and a Russian enforcer was killed during the exchange of fire.
In a related move, a reinforced border regime was imposed on the “border” with Ukraine.
In its turn, the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine regards the FSB statement as an element of the hybrid war.
“The hysterical and false statement of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation has no justification other than attempts to escalate and aggravate the situation on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine,” said the National Security and Defense Council Secretary Olexander Turchinov.
According to him, none of the intelligence officers of Ukraine was detained on the territory of Crimea over the past year.
“This FSB’s provocative delirium is part of the hybrid war waged by Russia against our country,” concluded the Secretary.