Russian Federal Security Service announced preventing a terrorist act in the Crimea, which, according to the intelligence agencies, was organized by the Ukrainian intelligence. Department’s press service reported this.
"Federal Security Service prevented the terrorist attacks in the Republic of Crimea prepared by the General Directorate of the Ministry of Intelligence of Defense of Ukraine. The attacks were aimed at the critical elements of the infrastructure of the peninsula and livelihood", reads the report.
The purpose of sabotage and terrorist acts was to destabilize the social and political situation in the region during the preparation and conducting of elections of the federal and regional authorities.
Thus, according to the report, a group of saboteurs was found in Crimean Armyansk city as a result of operational search activities on the night of August 6.
"One officer of Russia’s Federal Security Service was killed during the arrest of the terrorists. The federal service found 20 self-made explosive device with a total capacity of more than 40 kilograms of TNT, ammunition and special means of initiation, regular anti-personnel and magnetic mines, as well as grenades and special weapons, which are used by armed special units of the armed forces of Ukraine", the department said.