Russian citizen acts under aegis of FSB, makes hoax bomb threats in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Aleksandr Aksinenko has been quite persistent in terms of pranking Ukraine’s special services
18:28, 10 August 2017

Aleksandr Aksinenko, Russian pranker working for FSB

Russian FSB, the federal security service, has agents working in Ukraine. Not like it's a big news, but the particular story of such Russia-based agent, Aleksandr Aksinenko, turned the attention of Ukraine’s independent news agency called InformNapalm.  

‘He does not hide his and even boasts about his terrorist activity in public. The hoax terrorist is sure of his impunity, because after searches in his apartment in 2014 at the request of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) in connection to an offence under Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, he received only encouragement from the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers and a recommendation ‘to keep up the good work’, reads the article.

According to InformNapalm, over the period from 2014 to 2017, there have been more than 135 anonymous calls about bombs allegedly planted in the Kyiv subway – some of these apparently made by Aksinenko. ‘Only in 2016, in Kyiv alone, local law enforcement agencies received more than 300 anonymous threats of explosives planted at strategic and public facilities. These included subway stations, administrative buildings, schools, and restaurants,’ the story says.

InformNapalm also found out that, ‘apart from planting hoax bombs, Aksinenko in his own way tries to take part in the information warfare, using Google Translate to translate articles about 'the civil war in Ukraine' and 'Kiev junta' and then spamming foreign journalists and European politicians’.

Read the full story at InformNapalm’s website.

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