FSB thwarts attack in southern Russia organized by Ukrainian intelligence

FSB thwarts attack in southern Russia organized by Ukrainian intelligence

This content was published on August 15, 2022 – 1:59 PM August 15, 2022 – 1:59 PM

MOSCOW, 15 August (EFE).- Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB, formerly KGB) announced today that it had broken up a terrorist attack on an oil pipeline in the Volgograd region in the south of the country, allegedly organized by the Ukrainian secret service.

“The Russian FSB (…) foiled an attempted terrorist attack and sabotage in the Volgograd region at a facility of an oil and gas complex,” reported the press service of the FSB, quoted by the Russian agency TASS.

According to Russian intelligence, during the operation designed to prevent the pipeline from being blown up, two Russian citizens active in the far-right Restruct organization, founded by Russian neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich, known as Tesak (Machete), were arrested.

A home-made high-performance explosive device and two traumatic pistols modified to use combat ammunition were seized at the scene of the events.

The FSB noted that “the organization of the sabotage and terrorist attack controlled by the Ukrainian intelligence services was carried out by the members of Restruct”.

Those responsible for the attack were a Russian fighting in Ukraine in the ranks of the ultra-nationalist Uragan Battalion and a Ukrainian member of the Azov Battalion, which has been declared a terrorist organization in Russia. EFE

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