The Ukrainian counterintelligence service detained a cell led by an agent of the Russian secret services (FSB) in the western city of Uzhorod, said Unian, which published photos of weapons seized during the operation.
The group, made up of about 25 individuals, allegedly intended to travel to Kiev posing as a territorial defense unit – the military reserve of the Armed Forces – and carry out various attacks and acts of sabotage there.
The Ukrainian security services have stated on other occasions since the beginning of the war on 24 February that Moscow is trying to eliminate the Ukrainian President and destabilize the country through the action of saboteurs.
Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine, which killed at least 925 civilians and injured 1,496, including more than 170 children, has caused a further 10 million people to flee, including 3.5 million to neighboring countries, the latest indicate. UN data.
According to the United Nations, around 13 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Ukraine.
The Russian invasion was condemned by the international community in general, which responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and reinforcing economic and political sanctions on Moscow.