SBU prevents attack on All-Ukrainian Union ‘Batkivshchyna’ Kyiv office (video)
At the briefing the Chief of the SBU Department on Protection of National Statehood Viktor Kononenko informed that the SBU prevented the attack with the use of explosive devices and flammable mixtures at the office of All-Ukrainian Union ‘Batkivshchyna’ in Kyiv.
The crime had been prepared by Russian secret services by the hands of persons who are hiding from national justice in the Russian Federation. ‘The intention of foreign secret services was to put the national politicians at odds with the government and on the basis of artificially created precedent provoke actions of protest during the celebration of the Day of Constitution of Ukraine’, Kononenko stressed.
The SBU Head Vasyl Hrytsak informed the President of Ukraine about the received intelligence, the communication of the SBU officers with the chiefs and the security service of ‘Batkivshchyna’ was established.
On June 26 at 4:33 the SBU officers apprehended three criminals, residents of Lviv, during their attempts to throw bottles with flammable mixture at the office of All-Ukrainian Union ‘Batkivshchyna’ at the address: 13 Turivska Str.. ‘They came to the capital with the only aim to perform the task of Russian secret services and receive money for that’, the Chief of the SBU Department on Protection of National Statehood said.
Two of the three persons were involved into the blocking of ‘Lviv-Rava Ruska’ highway in March this year, another one – into the organization of protest actions in Rivne in May.
According to Viktor Kononenko, during last month it is the second analogical attempt to destabilize the situation in our state when the Russian side and fugitive national politicians who are hiding in Russia use open terrorist and socially dangerous methods.
He informed that the SBU revealed, documented and blocked the terrorist attack in one of the administrative buildings of the National Police in Kherson region at the preparation stage.
‘The direct organizer was a former resident of Kherson region Andrii Bardachov who transferred money to his accomplices’, Kononenko mentioned.
According to the plan of foreign secret services, demolition or arson of the police unit had to look like revenge of the representatives of nationalistic unions for clashes with the police on May 9, 2017.
‘We can state that in the hybrid war against Ukraine Russia uses full arsenal of available illegal opportunities. Being unable to destabilize the situation by non-military actions Russian secret services start to use methods of common terrorists’, Chief of the SBU Department on Protection of National Statehood said.
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