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 France confirms detention of its citizen trying to smuggle weapons by Ukraine’s Security Service

The Foreign Ministry of France has confirmed the detention of the French national on the territory of Ukraine. The person is suspected of illegal weapons smuggling and plotting terrorist attacks during the 2016 European Football Championship.

French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal told Ukrinform, Censor.NET reports.

According to the official, a French citizen was arrested in Ukraine in late May. Romain Nadal also added that the French authorities were in contact with the Ukrainian security agency regarding this matter.

Read more: Russia's GRU plotted attack on SBU's jail in Kyiv, - Hrytsak

Earlier, Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak said that the Ukrainian law enforcement agency exposed a terrorist group that was planning a series of terrorist attacks in France on the eve of and during the 2016 European Football Championship. In late May, the SBU and border guards detained the malefactor at the Yahodyn-Auto check point when he was trying to smuggle the ordnance across the border. Hrytsak also did not rule out Russia's involvement in plotting the terrorist attacks during the 2016 European Football Championship.
 
 
 
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