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Video: Russia shoots down Ukrainian missile over its territory


According to the governor of the Rostov region, Vasily Golubev, the air defense system shot down a Ukrainian missile near the city of Morozovsk.

Russian media quoted Golubev as saying via “Telegram”: “The air defense system was launched in the city of Morozovsk and shot down a Ukrainian missile. The armed forces are doing their job in the area”, calling on residents to calm down .

Earlier Thursday, the Federal Security Service (FSB) announced the arrest of Ukrainian “saboteurs” for planning to target Russian nuclear power plants.

The agency said in a statement that “a group of saboteurs from the Ukrainian foreign intelligence service attempted to blow up around 30 power transmission lines to the Leningrad and Kalinin nuclear power plants” in the northwest of the country. country in early May.

He added: “The Ukrainian intelligence services believed that this would lead to shutting down nuclear reactors, disrupting the normal operation of nuclear power plants and having a significant impact on the Russian economy and Russia’s reputation.”

He pointed out that they “were able to blow up a column of a high-voltage line, and laid mines at the bases of 4 other columns of high-voltage lines belonging to the Leningrad nuclear power plant”, located 30 kilometers from Saint Petersburg.

It was revealed that explosive devices had also been placed near 7 high-voltage lines connected to the Kalinin nuclear power plant.

The Federal Security Service confirmed the arrest of “two Ukrainian citizens, Alexander Maistrok, born in 1978, and Eduard Usatenko, born in 1974”, in connection with this operation, and they face a prison sentence of up to at 20 years.

A search warrant has also been issued for a third person, Russian-Ukrainian Yuri Kishchak, according to the statement, which says “two Russian collaborators with saboteurs have been identified and arrested” after supplying others with communication and vehicles with fake license plates. .

The Federal Security Service said it had confiscated from the Ukrainian “saboteurs” quantities of explosives weighing 36.5 kilograms, in addition to about sixty detonators.

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