SBU detains subversive group in Kharkiv, prevents explosion on railway

21:13, 14 August 2015
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A subversive group has been detained in Kharkiv region as they were laying explosives on the railway stretch, aiming to blow up an incoming train, according to the press secretary of the Security Service of Ukraine Olena Hitlyanska, an UNIAN correspondent has reported from a briefing at the SBU.

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SBU officers have detained a group of three saboteurs, one of whom was an employee of Ukraine’s state border guard service, said Hitlyanska

The terrorists have been searching for strategically important objects in the area to conduct diversions and also collected information on the location of Ukrainian Army bases and military equipment, on civil activists and law enforcement officers.

Saboteurs planned to blow up a train carrying military equipment on the eve of Independence Day.

"Alpha" [SBU special force] team detained the organizer of a terrorist group right after the explosives with the 2.5 kg of TNT capacity had been laid under the rails.

Read alsoSBU Chief: separatism threats in five "hot spots" across UkraineDuring a search, the schemes of vital infrastructure objects in the area were revealed; also the lists of law enforcement officers and pro-Ukrainian activists; a grenade launcher, grenades and about a thousand rounds.

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