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 "Aggressor accused victim of attack. Old KGB methods," - Linkevičius on FSB's allegations

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius considers Russia's allegations about the preparation of terrorist attacks by the Ukrainian intelligence in Russian-annexed Crimea to be false.

Censor.NET reports referring to the minister's Twitter.

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"The aggressor accused the victim of an attack. Old KGB methods. False Russia's accusations toward Ukraine to justify future 'retaliation'?" the minister wrote.

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."

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The Ukrainian MoD refuted the FSB's allegations on the involvement of Ukraine's intelligence in subversive activities in Crimea and called them an attempt of the Russian Federation to justify its aggression in the territory of the annexed peninsula.

The Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's MoD denies the information about an alleged breakthrough of Ukrainian "subversive and terrorist groups" in the territory of Crimea. According to Defense Intelligence representative Vadym Skibitskyi, such allegations by the FSB is one of the elements of incitement and destabilization of the situation in Ukraine: "provocation is an element of the hybrid war which the Russian Federation is waging against us."

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President Petro Poroshenko said that the Russian allegations are groundless and serve as "a pretext for more military threats against Ukraine."
 
 
 
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