Russia’s FSB said it foiled the terrorist attack on the Leningrad and Kalinin nuclear power plants, which Ukrainian intelligence planned to stage on Victory Day. On this subject informed RIA News.
According to the FSB, on the eve of May 9, a sabotage and terrorism group of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine tried to undermine more than 30 high-voltage electricity transmission towers of the Leningrad and Kalinin nuclear power plants. .
According to the agency, Kyiv wanted to shut down nuclear reactors and disrupt the operation of power plants, thereby causing “serious economic and reputational damage” to Russia.
“Terrorists managed to blow up one and four pillars of the power line of the Leningrad nuclear power plant and plant improvised explosive devices under seven pillars of the Kalinin nuclear power plant,” the FSB said.
The special service reports that Ukrainian citizens Oleksandr Maistruk and Eduard Usatenko have been detained, a Russian and Ukrainian citizen Yuriy Kishchak, who is in Belgium, has been put on the wanted list. The ministry said in a statement that all three were recruited in September 2022 by an employee of Ukraine’s Foreign Intelligence Service, Lt. Col. Vitaliy Gorbatyuk.
According to the FSB, the saboteurs underwent special training in camps near Kiev and Nikolaev, went to Poland, then to Belarus and from there arrived in Russia, crossing the border in the Pskov region.
Two Russian citizens were also arrested, who, according to the agency, were accomplices of saboteurs and provided them with means of communication and vehicles with false numbers.
The day before, the FSB had announced that it had detained in Rostov-on-Don a design engineer from a defense industry company accused of having transmitted information to the Ukrainian intelligence services.
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