Mar 16, 2024, 4:49 PM

FSB foils Kiev’s terrorist attack on Trans-Siberian Railway

FSB foils Kiev’s terrorist attack on Trans-Siberian Railway

TEHRAN, Mar. 16 (MNA) – Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has foiled a terrorist attack on the Trans-Siberian Railway in the Urals plotted by a Ukrainian military intelligence agent, the FSB press office said.

"The FSB has detained a Russian citizen born in 1962 who plotted a terror attack at a railway hub of the Trans-Siberian Railroad in the Sverdlovsk Region on an assignment from the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Department," the press office said in a statement, TASS reports.

The Russian national was recruited by Ukrainian intelligence in Lvov, underwent sabotage training and was sent to Russia for committing terror attacks with the use of improvised explosives on railway trains delivering cargo for the special military operation, it specified.

"The suspect confessed to the wrongdoing and is cooperating with the investigative team," the press office said.

During investigative measures, investigators "seized communications equipment from the suspect for clandestine contact with his supervisor, a device for derailing trains and money transferred by the Ukrainian intelligence for plotting and committing crimes," it said.

Investigators have opened a criminal probe against the suspect under part 3, article 30 and part 2, article 205 of Russia’s Criminal Code ("An Attempted Terrorist Act"). The suspect has been taken into custody. Measures continue to document the suspect’s criminal activity, the press office said.


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