Russian National Detained, Plotting Attack in Cherkasy Region
The man had various explosives and chemicals in his home
Photo from Ukrinform – UATV
Counterintelligence officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) have detained a Russian citizen in Cherkasy region who was preparing to commit an act of sabotage at a strategically important military facility.
“The operatives of the special service documented that a foreigner who lived in Cherkasy region produced explosives and improvised explosive devices. He also conducted reconnaissance in the area adjacent to an airfield of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. During authorized investigative measures conducted at the place of residence of the culprit, law enforcement officers seized three improvised explosive devices, nearly two kilos of chemicals, an electric detonator, two types of explosives, notes with chemical formulas, specialized literature, and schemes for making explosives,” the SBU reported on its website, according to Ukrinform.
SBU officers also found materials showing that he was collecting information about a facility where he planned to commit an act of sabotage. SBU investigators have already notified the Russian citizen of the suspicion of committing crimes under Part 1 of Article 14, Part 1 of Article 113 (sabotage) and Part 1 of Article 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
A court ruled to hold the man in custody. The pretrial investigation is ongoing. The special operation to expose and detain the culprit was conducted under the guidance of the Cherkasy regional prosecutor’s office.