Russia’s FSB detains two Ukrainians and two Russians for ‘attempting to blow up over 30 power poles of Leningrad and Kalinin NPPs’

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) had detained two Ukrainian nationals and two Russians nationals in connection with the case on an “attempt to blow up over 30 high-voltage power line poles of the Leningrad and Kalinin Nuclear Power Plants”, state news agency RIA Novosti reports, citing the FSB.

The service claims that the organisers of the upcoming attacks on the Russian NPPs was a group of saboteurs from Ukraine’s Foreign Intelligence Service. According to the FSB’s version of events, the crime was supposed to take place before 9 May.

“The terrorists were able to blow up one and mine four power line poles of the Leningrad NPP and place explosives under seven power line poles of the Kalinin NPP,” as per the service’s statement.

The FSB reports to have detained 45-year-old citizen of Ukraine Oleksandr Maystruk, 41-year-old citizen of Ukraine Eduard Usatenko, as well as two unnamed Russian citizens. Furthermore, a citizen of both Ukraine and Russia, 60-year-old Yury Kishchak, was put on the wanted list, the man is allegedly currently in Belgium.

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