Russian FSB apprehend bomb-maker in Zaporozhye
An accomplice of Ukrainian saboteurs was apprehended by the Russian Federal Security Service after having produced and passed on a number of explosive devices to be used in terrorist attacks against Russia.
An accomplice of Ukrainian saboteurs, who had produced and passed on several bombs to be used in terrorist attacks, was apprehended in the Zaporozhye region, on Monday, according to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).
"The Russian Federal Security Service, together with the Russian Interior Ministry, has stopped the activities of a citizen of Ukraine, born in 1968, who assembled improvised explosive devices for a sabotage and terrorist group operating in the Zaporizhzhia region on the instructions of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine," the FSB said in a statement.
Earlier in June, the FSB also apprehended a group of would-be smugglers hoarding the radioactive isotope Cesium-137. The FSB, at the time, confirmed that if the smuggling had gone through, the buyers would have opted to use the isotope to frame Russia in Ukraine.
With support from the Interior Ministry, five individuals were caught by FSB agents, who found that the group was acting “with coordination by a Ukrainian citizen” who was willing to pay $3.5 million for one kilogram of the product.
Ukrainian assassination attempts against 2 Russian journalists foiled
Earlier in July, the FSB announced that they thwarted assassination attempts targeting two prominent Russian journalists: Margarita Simonyan (editor-in-chief of RT and Rossiya Segodnya) and Ksenia Sobchack.
"The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, together with the Investigative Committee and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, prevented the preparation of the assassination of Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of the RT channel and the international information agency Rossiya Segodnya, by the Ukrainian special services," the FSB said in a statement, adding that "according to the information we have, the assassination of Ksenia Sobchak was also being prepared."
Members of Paragraph-88, the Ukrainian neo-Nazi group, who were conducting reconnaissance near the journalists' places of work and residence were apprehended by the Russian Federal Security Services.