The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in Dnipropetrovsk region together with the local police has detained a local resident – an agent of the self-styled secret service of the Donetsk People's Republic terrorist organization, as he was attempting to plant a bomb in one of the public places of Dnipropetrovsk, the SBU's press center told an UNIAN correspondent.

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According to the SBU, the former Soviet GRU military was recruited to cooperate with the so-called "DPR" during his volunteer work on exchange of prisoners. He was also involved in subversive operations across Dnipropetrovsk region.

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