The Ukrainian Directorate General of the Intelligence has commented on information about the "Ukrainian saboteurs" in the occupied Crimea. According to the representative of GUR Vadim Skibitskyi, the alleged members of the Ukrainian Intelligence detained by Russian security forces are citizens of Ukraine, but they have nothing to do with the Ukrainian Directorate General of Intelligence.
“According to the data provided by media sources, detainees are indeed the citizens of Ukraine, patriots, but they are not the Intelligence officials,” said Skibitskiy at the briefing on Friday, August 12.
The FSB accused two Ukrainians of organizing a terrorist attack in the occupied Crimea. They are Eugene Panov a 39-year-old Zaporozhye resident and 41-year-old Andrei Zahtey, resident of Yevpatoriya, who worked in the construction industry.
Earlier, the FSB distributed a statement on the prevention of terrorist attacks in the Crimea, allegedly plotted by the Chief of the Ukraine's Defense Intelligence. The Russian Security Services stated it has identified a saboteur group who killed the Russian FSB officer while being arrested outside the city of Armyansk.
Moreover, the FSB announced the "liquidation of the Ukrainian intelligence agent network".
The fake statement also reported on the attempts by subversive and terrorist groups "to break through" to the territory of the peninsula using "massive shelling and armored vehicles of the Ukrainian Armed Forces."
Chief of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine argues the Russia's FSB charges are fake.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that bringing charges of terrorism against Ukraine in the occupied Crimea sounds as meaningless and cynical .The Head of State stressed that Ukraine seeks restoration of its territorial integrity and sovereignty, including the termination of the Crimea occupation, solely by politico-diplomatic means.