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 Security Service Detained Saboteur who was Planning to Damage Warplanes in Mykolaiv. PHOTO

An unnamed citizen who prepared and conducted terrorist and separatist campaigns in southeastern Ukraine was detained in Mykolaiv.

Censor.NET citing the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine reports that a 39-year-old local man was looking for potential participants for sabotage in Kherson, Nikolayev and Odesa regions.

His activities were coordinated by the Russian side from the territory of Crimea, the agency states.

The Security Service determined that the attacker has received instructions from representatives of the Russian HQ of the "Cossack National Guard".

His task was together with the militants of the Luhansk People's Republic terrorist organization to incapacitate warplanes of the Ukrainian Armed Forces which are stationed at a military airfield in the Mykolaiv region.

The saboteur arrived to Mykolaiv with the aim to carry out reconnaissance of the territories adjacent to the airfield, to determine the optimal position for firing at the Ukrainian aircraft and escape routes for the raiding party.

During the arrest a map of the military airfield was confiscated.

During a search of his residence the Security Service found ammunition for automatic weapons and a live grenade.

The Security Service initiated criminal proceedings for preparations to commit a terrorist act and illegal handling of weapons.

The court chose ruled to arrest the detained.

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