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 "Ukraine has switched to practice of terror," - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has commented on information about averted terrorist attacks in annexed Crimea that had been purportedly prepared by the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's MoD.

Censor.NET reports citing RIA Novosti.

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He called the incident a "very dangerous game" and added that Russia will do everything to ensure security in occupied Crimea.

"It seems that those who seized power in Kyiv and continue to hold it have switched to the practice of terror instead of searching for a compromise, instead of looking for a way to a peaceful settlement," Putin said.

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He believes that the "attempted act of terrorism" committed in occupied Crimea by Ukrainian intelligence is aimed at diverting the attention of Ukrainians from domestic problems.

"There is no other point in carrying out such acts except for distracting people's attention from the plight of Ukraine's economy, from the plight of a significant number of citizens," he said.

Read more: Hysterical and false allegations by FSB are another element of hybrid war against our country, - Turchynov

On Aug. 10, the FSB released an official statement about averted terrorist attacks in annexed Crimea "prepared by the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's MoD in order to target critical life-supporting and infrastructure facilities inside the peninsula."

National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov described the hysterical and false allegations by Russia's FSB as groundless and called them another element of Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine and an attempt to exacerbate the situation in the occupied territory.
 
 
 
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