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Russian agents face life imprisonment for planned attacks on Ukrainian forces near Zaporizhzhia

A screenshot of an uncovered conversation between Russian agents
The FSB planned to send its agents a package with 10 kg of plastic explosives for attacks on Ukraine’s Army, Security Service, and police, a new SBU intercept reveals

Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) has uncovered new facts about a terrorist attack planned by a Russian agent group in Zaporizhzhia Oblast that was neutralized on 9 May. According to the SBU, Russia’s Federal Security Service planned to send a package of 10 kg of plastic explosives to its agents to commit the attacks.

On 9 May, Counterintelligence of the Ukraine Security Service officers detained two Russian agents with operational pseudonyms “Voron” and “Dotsent.” Earlier, this group of two prepared terrorist attacks against the Command and Special Forces of the Defense Forces on the southern front.

The SBU published recordings of conversations between these suspects, where they discuss the preparation of a series of explosions in the locations of the Armed Forces, the Security Service, and the National Police. The recordings reveal that Russia’s Federal Security Service planned to send a “parcel” of 10 kg of plastid to its agents to commit the attacks.

In addition, the culprits were preparing a targeted missile attack on train units with military equipment of Ukraine’s Armed Forces at one of the railway junctions in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

While the suspects are in custody, the investigation is ongoing to establish all the circumstances of the crime. The offenders face life imprisonment.

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