Ukraine denies infiltration of subversives in Crimea

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry refutes the information of Russia’s FSB about detention of a “subversive and terrorist group” of the General Intelligence Directorate in Sevastopol (annexed Crimea).

“In reality, the FSB has detained no subversives because there are no any subversives in Crimea and Sevastopol. In such a manner Russian secret services attempt to show its efficiency by once again misleading the higher Russian leadership, people and the international community,” said speaker of the Defense Ministry Andriy Lysenko.

The General Intelligence Directorate states on its website: “This is another one fake of Russian special services aimed at camouflaging their own repressive actions against inhabitants of the peninsula, as well as to discredit Ukraine in the eyes of the international community,” said the statement.

As a reminder, today, the 10th of November, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia has announced detention of a Ukrainian “subversive and terrorist group” in Sevastopol.

The FSB already stated about a detention of “Ukrainian saboteurs” who had allegedly prepared attacks in Crimea in August. One of the appointed by the FSB organizers of the attacks was citizen of Ukraine Eugene Panov. The names of two other detainees were announced later. These were builder from Evpatoria (Crimea) Andrey Zahtej and Redvan Suleymanov.

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