The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) prevented attempted sabotage by Ukrainian intelligence services at the Leningrad and Kalinin nuclear power plants on May 9, the agency’s press service informed on May 25.
It is reported that three Ukrainian saboteurs and two of their Russian accomplices were detained. The saboteurs, who received special training in camps in Ukraine, tried to blow up more than 30 towers of high-voltage power lines of the Leningrad and Kalinin nuclear power plants.
Their goal was to stop the nuclear reactors and disrupt normal operation of the nuclear power plant. According to the FSB, the Ukrainian special services wanted to cause serious economic and reputational damage to Russia. They illegally crossed the Russian-Belarusian border using transit through Poland and Belarus. The FSB also discovered that the saboteurs had been recruited by an employee of the Ukrainian Foreign Intelligence Service.
Russian security agencies detained members of a sabotage and terrorist group and two Russian accomplices who had been providing the Ukrainian fighters with communications equipment and vehicles with fake license plates.
The Leningrad and Kalinin nuclear power plants are the largest nuclear power plants in Russia, and the FSB noted that preventing a terrorist attack was related to protecting nuclear facilities and ensuring public safety.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency