Friday, August 12 2016 15:30 EEST
Defense Ministry of Ukraine: Men detained in Crimea are the Ukrainian citizens, patriots, not the reconnaissance scouts
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The country’s military intelligence denies any involvement in the worrisome situation in Crimea.

'These are the Ukrainian citizens, patriots, not the reconnaissance scouts', said Vadym Skibitsky, spokesman for the Chief Intelligence Department of Ukraine’s Defense Ministry. He thus commented on Russia’s recent statements as the Federal Security Service reported the detention of Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea, reports.

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.

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.

As reported earlier by, Russian Federal Security Service announced preventing a terrorist act in the Crimea which was organized by the Ukrainian intelligence. 

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