Security service Ukraine arrested a criminal group which was preparing terrorist and sabotage acts in the Poltava region to intimidate civilians and destabilize the region. This President Peter Poroshenko reported head of the Security Service Valentin Nalivaychenko.
In particular, the Security Service has determined that the attackers, members of terrorist groups – Poltava five residents aged 39 to 55 years. Two of them – former military.
“17 August in the international airport” Borispol “SBU detained two members of the criminal group landing on the flight” Kyiv-Moscow “. Arrival of these persons to undergo planned sabotage training in the camp of mercenaries in the city. Rostov-na -Donu of. later, acting on the instructions of the representatives of the Russian special services, the attackers were planning attacks on infrastructure and public buildings in Poltava. Specifically, the attackers had intended to blow up the bridge near the railway station, “- said the SBU.
On the same date in Poltava SBU detained another three members of the terrorist group. During the search, police found homes intruders maps marked with “goals” – objects planned the attacks. Also removed an explosive device packed with nails and screws, and firearms.
Established that the attackers based on forged documents created NGO “Poltava fortress” who collected funds supposedly for the needs of TU. In fact, the money used to finance illegal activities of the group.
SBU investigators in Poltava region conduct pre-trial investigation for the creation of a terrorist group or terrorist organization. All the attackers were taken into custody last interrogation.