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"In order to destabilize the socio-political situation in Kirovohrad region, a group of people planned to organize protests and violent clashes with local law enforcement officials. For this purpose, they have created a [virtual] group in one of the Russian social networks," the SBU press service wrote on Facebook.

Printed material, prepared for the mass distribution, with the calls for the overthrow of the constitutional order and the seizure of state power was discovered during the searches.

The investigation is underway within criminal proceedings opened under Article 109 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (activities aimed at forcible alteration or overthrow of the constitutional order).