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SBU prevents powerful terrorist act in Zaporizzhya (video)

Officials of the Security Service of Ukraine prevented powerful terrorist act in one of the densely populated places in the center of Zaporizzhya.

Special service operatives established that the customer of the terrorist attack was the so-called "MGB DNR". According to the curators' plan, the explosion should have resulted in numerous human casualties and destabilization of the social and political situation in a peaceful region. "Information about the explosive device came to the SBU Central Office  - and the group formed by the SBU Acting Head, Ivan Bakanov, went to Zaporizzhya for tracing the offender”, Oleksii Petrov, the SBU CI Department Head informed.

The curators chose the executor of terrorist attack in the person of the resident of Donetsk region, who was under the SBU officials’ control since the moment of crossing the contact line. The attacker put explosives with a capacity of 1,5 kg of plastid near the playground in Zaporizzhya. The device was activated using a mobile phone. The SBU officials disarmed the explosive device unknown to the executor. In order to ensure 100% security of citizens, evacuation of residents of neighboring houses was carried out at 6 a.m. and access to the adjoining territory was restricted.

In the interests of the investigation, law enforcement officers carried out audio, video, photo fixation of putting the explosives. "After the attacker tried to activate the device, he went to the hotel, watched the news - without seeing information about the emergency, he returned to the place of laying explosives", - said Oleksii Petrov. The SBU officials detained a “bomber" in accordance with Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine just after returning to the potential crime scene. Within the framework of criminal proceedings initiated under Part 2 of Art. Part 2 of Article 2 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, urgent investigative and operational actions are under way. The issue of serving a notice of suspicion to the detainee and choosing a preventive measure is being resolved.


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