From 6 to 8 August, the FSB of Russia eliminated three subversive groups, which Ukraine sent to the Crimea to disrupt parliamentary elections scheduled for September 18. Kiev denies everything, but in these conditions other it was difficult to expect.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
On Wednesday, the FSB reported on the prevention of a series of terrorist acts in the Crimea, behind which stood the Main intelligence Directorate of the defense Ministry of Ukraine. In the night of 6 to 7 August 2016 in the area of Armenian security forces found the first group of saboteurs. As a result of fire contact killed the employee of FSB of Russia, the enemy was neutralized. The enemy had discovered 20 IEDs with a total capacity of more than 40 kilograms of TNT, ammunition and special means of initiation, regular antipersonnel and magnetic mines as well as grenades and special weapons, consisting on arms of special units of the armed forces of Ukraine. The detained saboteurs, among whom were citizens of Russia and Ukraine, has already given grateful evidences. One of the leaders of the DRG is the inhabitant of the Zaporozhye area scout Eugene gentry was born in 1977.
The next night, Ukrainian special forces launched two more attempts to break into Crimea, but both times the FSB was on the alert. This APU covered their scouts to heavy fire from armored vehicles on its territory. During the battle killed one Russian soldier.
All these facts law enforcement bodies of the Crimea brought criminal case. The purpose of the sabotage was to destabilize the socio-political situation on the Peninsula on the eve of elections, the report said Russia’s FSB. The Peninsula has taken additional security measures.
Meanwhile, in Kiev, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack on Russia. The press service of the defense Ministry of Ukraine has declared that has no relation to the organization of terrorist acts on the territory of the Peninsula. Adviser to the head of SBU Yury tandit said in General that his country does not intend to return the Crimea by force. According to him, this territory is Ukrainian.
However, on August 7, a military expert Boris Rozhin said that in the near Armyansk found a cache of explosives, which was guarded by about 20 commandos. Hardly noticing the security forces, they immediately opened fire on them. The expert estimated their actions as “quite competent”, resulting in the death of one security official. Approximately 14-15 Ukrainian scouts decided on the water to retreat into the territory of their country, taking with them several wounded and one killed. At the same time on the territory of Russia entered Ukrainian armored personnel carriers, which assisted the saboteurs support.
However, the same day the speaker of the General staff of Ukraine Vladyslav Seleznyov said that all information about sabotage raids from the territory of his country is a provocation. However, he confirmed that in the Crimea there is accumulation and active movement of Russian military equipment.
Recall last weekend on several checkpoints on the border of Crimea and Ukraine was suspended the movement of vehicles. Some of them have completely stopped working, while others only let the people from the territory of Ukraine, but no one was released from the Crimea. Russian officials did not comment on the situation, and the Ukrainian authorities to link the events with the largest military exercises of the Russians, which took place at the border.
Military expert Viktor MURAKHOVSKI told “MK” that means an attack of Ukrainian saboteurs, and how it must respond to Russia:
– In Ukraine there is a whole galaxy of armed groups, which are not subject to any government of Ukraine, the General staff. But I do not exclude that these people could be trained in the Intelligence Directorate of the General staff, as the military-political leadership of Ukraine cannot exist in a peaceful environment. They can deny anything, but the fact is that the West is already tired of them. The Ukrainian authorities understand that less than the United States and the European Union will have interest in them, the less these countries will provide them with financial assistance. With this diversion could try to reverse the tendency of aggression and to try to beg from the West even more support.
– How should Russia react to this?
– It is clear that the saboteurs were quite professional, but our security forces worked so that civilians are not harmed. Very sorry that two soldiers were killed. The strengthening of security measures and the elimination of Ukrainian subversive network would be a sufficient answer. And, of course, Moscow should warn Kiev that if the provocations continued, will be followed by an adequate response within the framework of international agreements on combating terrorism. Since Russia and Ukraine are not at war, the actions of the Ukrainian DRG may be considered as a terrorist. This means that Russia has the right to strike at terrorist bases located on the territory of Ukraine.Related posts: