Russia has been trying to bring the epicentre of the hybrid war in Ukraine from Donbas to Kyiv. Petro Poroshenko, president of this country, said this in his speech at Pyatykhatky firing range in Kyiv region.
'The less the enemy attacks in the combat area, the more active he gets behind our lines. The aggressor desperately aims to move the epicentre of the hybrid war as close as possible to the heart of Ukrain, to the beautiful city of Kyiv, our ancient capital city' he said.
The head of the state added that over the last month, Ukraine's state security service has conducted two successful special operations. One of them ended up in 'busting an enemy's nest, which was preparing large-scale terrorist acts in Kyiv with multiple victims, and planned a coup d'etat in the interests of the Russian Federation', as Poroshenko put it, probably referring to Nadiya Savchenko's case.
On Wednesday, Ukraine's parliament agreed to deprive Savchenko of her MP's immunity and approved her detention. Savchenko was taken to the main building of the SBU (Ukraine's security service) in Kyiv. The court decided that Savchenko remains in custody for two months.
Savchenko, the former pilot of Ukraine's Air Force and participant in the Donbas conflict, is charged with a number of crimes against the state: a coup d'etat attempt, organization of murder attempt on the lives of top officials, preparing a terrorist act, aiding terrorist activity and the illegal gun handling.
The Ukrainian government assumes Savchenko acted in the interests of the Russian Federation. She denies all charges.