"We are continuing to 'clean' Odesa region of saboteurs and terrorists. At this moment, the security services are detaining saboteurs who intended to disrupt the Easter holidays in Odesa," Hytlianska wrote.

"In general, the SBU has detained 40 people," she wrote.

"Ten of them have already been charged. The investigations against other detainees are continuing, as well as searches. The officers found large quantities of weapons and explosives."

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According to Hytlianska, the SBU, the Prosecutor General's Office and the Interior Ministry are continuing an active phase of "cleaning" the region of criminal elements.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on April 9 the SBU reported the detention of a group of 29 saboteurs in Odesa.