Security Service of Ukraine Chairman Valentyn Nalyvaichenko reported this to President Petro Poroshenko, Censor.NET informs citing the Security Service press office.
It has been established that the attackers, directed by the Russian Secret Service, were to develop and implement plans for terrorist attacks on critical infrastructure facilities in the region. The organizers of the group recruited local residents providing them with weapons and means of destruction. They recorded their illegal activities to report to their supervisors in Russia.
The Security Service prevented another attack by the members of this criminal gang on the base in Kharkiv where the law enforcement officers were temporarily located on August 16. 6 miscreants aged from 21 to 53 years were detained. Two RPGs were seized at the scene.
It was found that the terrorist group plotted to shoot down the ATO forces plane on the eve of Independence Day.
The law enforcers found and seized 3 RPGs, Shmel jet flamethrower, two Kalashnikov assault rifles, Makarov pistol, 5 RGD-5 grenades, 7 grenades for under-barrel grenade launcher and live ammunition during the search of the terrorists' premises. The flash drive with filmed evidence of the committed crimes was also found.
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Pre-trial investigation continues on the Article 258 (terrorism) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The detained terrorists are in custody.