It is noted that the SBU in Odessa prevented a terrorist attack in crowded places, and against politicians with improvised explosive devices.
On the night of 22 July the SBU detained five citizens of Ukraine, members of the terrorist organization with a goal of destabilizing the situation in the region. The press service noted that they had previously been blew up banking institutions in the city. The attackers were preparing to destroy the buildings of military recruitment offices in Odesa.
It was revealed that the detainees coordinated their actions with terrorist leaders involved in fighting against the ATO forces in eastern Ukraine. During the search, the members of the terrorist group seized parts of explosive devices, explosive mix, means of enforcing the explosion (metal balls, shredded nails, etc.), separatist symbols.
Criminal proceedings under Art. 258 of the Criminal Code were initiated.