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 Russian Security Services Planned Terror Attacks at Cabinet of Ministers and Central Elections Committee - SBU

The Security Service of Ukraine detained a subversive group that was planning a series of terrorist attacks on the eve of early elections to the Verkhovna Rada in Kyiv on Oct. 24-25.

Censor.NET citing Ukrainian news reports that this was stated at a briefing of the SBU press secretary Yelena Hitlianska.

Russian security services were involved in the activities of this subversive group, she said.

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She reported that this underground subversive and terrorist organization was created under the cover of social and political association "Civil Initiative" to realize the plans.

The group was led by Russian citizen Sergei Rastrigin recruited by the Russian secret services.

In addition, commandant of "the Antimaidan" movement Oleksandr Zinchenko was also in the activities of the organization, according to the SBU.

Saboteurs had planned capture of administrative buildings of the authorities, terrorist attacks in the communications and transport enterprises, as well as public utilities of the capital, Hitlianska said.

To this end, with the participation of Russian security services there were weapon hidden in Holosiyiv park of the capital; in particular, during the search of the cache the SBU seized antitank grenade launchers, rocket launchers, grenades, and MANPADS.

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The saboteurs planned to spend about 65,000 USD on the operation.

In addition, a series of terrorist acts was planned in Kharkiv.

Hitlianska noted that on Oct. 16 in Kharkiv region the SBU detained a former commander of the Interior Troops of the Interior Ministry who was involved in preparation of a series of subversive activities on the eve of elections in Kharkiv.

On Oct. 13 the SBU counterintelligence and the MVD regiment "Azov" detained a suspect in planning terrorist attacks in the Donetsk region, known as the "Crab".

 
 
 
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